A-freaking-men. Preach it! Studies done a few years back showed women in STEM (Sci, Tech, Eng., Math) fields had lower natural estrogen counts. Doesn't mean it has to be that way. I can guarantee you that few boys in HS or men in college would say no to having more girls/women around in the so called "nerd" classes. I am saddened that Washington State, a place that I called home for 10 years as a child, is trying to force out boys from a field by threatening to withhold money just because there aren't "enough" girls in the classes. Politicians have zero right to meddle in such things. It's pathetic.
My perception of the problem shows that a contributing factor (even at the college level) may be that girls/women don't want to be around socially awkward and many times smelly boys/men.