Dear Straight Talk: I’m a woman in high tech and a regular Straight Talk reader. The disproportionately small number of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is all over the news. Yet I’ve never seen anyone asking young people about this. What turns girls off? Is it how these subjects are taught? Or is it uncool socially? What’s the “straight talk” on this? — Ellen, Sacramento
Ashley, 26, Auburn: I’m tech savvy and I like figuring things out — but I HATE MATH. Hate it, hate it. My mom believes I might’ve liked it if I’d been taught differently. I hope they do start teaching it differently.
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