NATURAL ANKLING wrote:
My question is that all this thing about me to et cetera type of thing is- are BAME people really interested in the same sort of things as your typical white British person is?
If you just think of them as people, I think that your question is answered.
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:And we're on the subject are women in general really interested in being CEOs and working in a mainly physical men's career.
I believe that women are better GPs when dealing with men, and men are obviously an advantage when doing hard manual work.
That's not to say some women can't do men's work it's just that are they really interested in doing those sort of jobs.
Maybe, that there is less gender gap, or in some cases, even a complete reversal of male & female roles in various countries and cultures, suggests that it is mainly cultural. Most of the manual labour on farms in Pakistan, for example, is done by women. That is also true in several African countries. In others, the labour is roughly split between men and women. Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, all have much higher proportions of women workiing fields that are considered traditionally male in the UK, engineering, geology, computer science, etc. Women represent about 40% of the engineering staff in the Norwegian oil and gas industry for example. They are also almost 50% of the management.
The Society for Women Engineers in the USA did a survey some years ago. They found that more than half of women with bachelor degrees in engineering left technical fields after an average of 5 years. So they asked them why they left, and sexism and sexual harassment were among the top replies. I have experienced it myself, working in male-dominated jobs in the US and UK.
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:BAME It is reputed are good at business if not money, Or maybe it is that it's easier to spot them?
But our BAME people really that interested in getting Onabike ? Or is it simply they are being pushed into it.
Maybe this is a question best of the BAME people.
We see a lot of activists trying to push minority groups into major activities and businesses but is that what they really want?
Why would BAME folks be any different than white folks? Maybe think about it before asking questions like that.
Yes, there are cultural causes, but it's more likely on the order of that white men, especially successful ones, don't have to worry about how they will be perceived, riding a bike. They have the assertiveness and confidence to accept any social damage that results. It the same reason that many hobbies are dominated by white men. Also, women and BAME are more likely to be poor, have less time, and other things that affect their uptake in cycling.
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