Gramps? Pahahahaha, are you attempting to insult me by saying that I am old? What's next, mom jokes? You have no idea how old I am and frankly I believe that you are better than that. Better to avoid personal attacks/ridicules if there is any chance of conversing.
Plus, COME ON, it would be way funnier to use the "whatever you say boomer" meme, but I guess you didn't think of that, such a high ball missed!
Anyway, as you put it, if no one complains there is no problem, right? Actually no, that is not what I was saying, you'd better read the conversation before commenting. Equally, the notion of "just because you can't see it, it doesn't mean that it is not there" needs a little bit more substance from your side, otherwise I can introduce you to my invisible friend, sitting right beside me, smiling...
More to the point, I knew I shouldn't have held my breath and I am glad I didn't. So, pray tell, who is putting this glass ceiling? Who is this individual - or sinister group/organisation - poised to keep all these young women from fulfilling their dreams of becoming plumbers? I want you to please answer this simple question. While you are at it, let me know how you have an idea about the industry and I don't, as you put it above. Seems like you know my background, funny that.
In all seriousness though, I do not think I claimed to know why there are more women in engineering in India compared to the UK or anything like that. Why do we have to assume that there is a specific limitation here? I am not saying that it is not the case, I am just looking for some justification, evidence. As this is, you know, a conversation.
Take a look at this site:
https://careersmart.org.uk/occupations/ ... own-gender
Gives a bit of an overview of some occupations and the gender breakdown in the UK and as you'll see that there are professions dominated by both sides. It is partly explained by the fact that men and women are literally wired differently:
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... han-women/
The reason is way deeper than "society has put a glass ceiling". I won't bore you with the details, you can do some reading yourself, like here:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog ... erent-jobs
But I think I know the problem, it is a difference of perspective. You may see that list above and think that men are stopping women from getting in engineering. I see that there are simply different professions that men and women gravitate to.
You can also read this:
(Finally, fun fact for you, there are more female workers than male in the US right now, yeay: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/ ... 26c28a8f8a
Anyway, this is way of topic from the BLM discussion. As funny as I find your posts, I think we should move on