After you watched the Title IX 40th anniversary fireworks dim in the summer night sky and you brushed the Title IX 40th anniversary barbecue off of your teeth, you probably settled into bed and reflected on all the opportunities Title IX has offered female students. Still, even 40 years after Richard Nixon helped ensure that "no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from any education program or activity," a gender gap remains wedged firmly in technical high school electives like shop, which in turn help prepare or encourage students to take up engineering or careers in other high-paying technology trades. In sort of the same way the disappearance of Home Ec is helping new generations of young adults fuck up their finances, the persistent stigma about girls taking shop classes goes a long way towards discouraging girls from entering technical fields that have been culturally designated as "male" professions.
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