Considering that very, very few jobs have “maximum dead lift/squat/bench” as a field on the job application, I really don’t see how that would affect hiring practices. Yeah, there is the “can you lift more than 50 pounds” question, but consider the percentage of women who can do that (many, many able-bodied women), and the percentage who are in the trades. I don’t see a correlation there at all.
I can see what you’re going for here, but there’s the obvious points of men dominating the history of politics, medicine, religion, business… pretty much everything but dealing with non-administrative aspects of education (children, “women’s work”) , and nursing (long seen as the “doctor’s helper”). It’s pretty clear to me that this is a selection by prestige, not communication skills.
Exactly. Completely agreed here. Being the individual force of change in an entire field is hard, and if you’re going to do something hard you might as well do something that pays well too.