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October 02,2010 by: admin

Full-Time Male Scientists Want So Much to Be Full-Time Fathers, too

The National Study of the Changing Workforce reported that today, employed fathers spend more time with their children than fathers of three decades ago. In 2008, the US Census Bureau reported that 97% of the time, it is the wife that would stay at home to take care of the children. The three percent explains that men’s role as a father and caregiver haven’t been fully been seen as something normal in the society. In 2008, about 48% of men claimed that that their wives or partners take care of their children most of the time. And in 1992, 58% of the fathers said the same.

A study made in Boston, titled The New Dad, has detailed how most fathers feel about staying at home with their children. The option to be a stay-at-home dad isn’t something feasible especially when their income combined with that of their wives are very important to feed the family. As breadwinners, men feel that it is their duty to work more and earn more for the family. But despite all these, the men care about being there physically and emotionally for their children.

Children’s Perception of Scientists are Usually Male

A bog called Restructure included a post about seventh graders drawing and describing their image of a scientist. Before visiting the Fermilab, technically the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory located in Batavia, Illinois near the city of Chicago, the children drew the image of an ideal scientist. The statistics showed that among the 14 girls, 67% portrayed a male scientists while all of the 17 boys drew a male scientist. After the visit, the girls shifted to a 57% female scientists (43% male drawings) portrayal, the boys didn’t change their mind and all of them drew male scientists in their “after” drawing.

This illustrates that girls can be gender stereotypes about genders which is showed by the increase of female scientist portrayals. For the boys, who never drew a female scientist, aren’t the gender stereotypes but would associate the profession to the gender.

Whose Brain is Bigger?

With the issue about who is more intelligent, was studied by J. Philippe Rushton, a psychologist at the University Of Ontario, Canada, found that men have larger brains than women. Rushton and his colleague studied at the Scholastic Aptitude Test of 100,000 17 to 18 year olds. Their results returned with the males having higher IQ grades than females. Rushton said that the difference may be due to the fact that males have more brain tissues.

Bruce Bracken, a psychologist from a college in Virginia, thinks that the differences appear to be real. However, he questions the conclusion and said that the group failed to indicate other variables such as the truth that there are about more 10,000 females taking the test.


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