I, too, voted ‘Doesn’t matter.’
However, men and women think differently (in the general sense), and men are a bit more naturally adept at the sciences, and women at things like literature and the arts. Of course, there can be marked exceptions.
The article stated that boys learned science better from men. Maybe the men understood the subject better? Or cared about it more?
I was a math major, (oh, do I regret that pursuit!). And now that I think about it, every professor was male.
One way to kind of support my contention (it isn’t mine, actually) but a way to support what I said is the observation that men dominate chess. There is no discrimination in the ranks of chess players, if you win, you get rated higher, if you lose, you don’t. It is not like golf, or car-racing, where the male drivers will conspire to defeat a female (I think they are afraid to admit to themselves that it does not require massive testosterone to drive a race car.)
Dan, throwing in his two-pence worth, for better or for worse