STEMming the tide

Women 1.5 Times More Likely to Leave STEM Pipeline after Calculus Compared to Men.

I read the paper, but as to my personal bias I’d like to believe that by the time women hit calculus being in general more practical by social indoctrination, they just realize how godawful boring it is and want to do something, anything else.

It’s no secret that I’m atrocious at math. But in addition to natural inability, I also find it just paralyzingly, insanely boring.

Surely I can’t be the only one who’s had the reaction of wanting to gouge his or her eyes out with dull sticks rather than do math?