Tonight I heard that even among conservative Christians who homeschool their children, there is pressure on young girls to go into a STEM field. The parents I talked to didn't like it because they felt their daughters should be free to follow their interests. But our culture has been encouraging girls to go into math and the other STEM subjects for several decades now, and it isn't working very well. On the other hand, lots of young women major in art history, while few young men do. These are the result of free choices, and no one should care, except that feminists are bothered by one of these and not the other. And why are they bothered? Perhaps they think that there are still barriers to women who want to go into math, but those ended ages ago. And if they still exist, they certainly don't exist for young women in very expensive liberal arts colleges. Yet there too there are few women majoring in math. Maybe feminists fear that if young women and young men make different choices, then people will conclude that women and men are basically different, which they do, and therefore the overthrow of patriarchy is doomed, which it isn't. Patriarchy in the West was basically destroyed some while ago, and indeed one could argue that it is matriarchy that rules our colleges. The insistence that women who claim rape must be believed and that no other evidence need be looked at is one piece of evidence for that claim, and there is a lot more evidence that could be produced (though I won't bother at this time).
Anyway, if you can't get girls interested in math after several decades of prodding them into doing so, it's probably a lost cause.