Math scores for girls and boys no different, study finds:
The analysis of standardized test results for more than 7.2 million students in grades 2 through 11 contradicts a pervasive gender stereotype.
The mere fact that this stereotype exists in the US and not in China should reveal its baselessness. Chinese people assume girls and boys will do equally well in math classes.
However, Chinese people have their own sexist perspectives. I've been asked so many times by women in China, "I really like computer science, but should I switch careers because women become mentally much slower after age 35?"
I say, "Where the hell did you hear that from?"
They say, "Everyone agrees it's true. Men continue to function well mentally, but women really deteriorate at 35."
Me: "No, not everyone agrees. I do not agree. No one in America has ever said this to me."
We need to compile a list of the stereotypes in the world. Every time one of them exists only in specific countries, and there are no genetic traits that would clearly cause it, the stereotype should immediately be debunked.