Monika KuzminskaitėHealth psychologist, with special love for food and eating matters
Erm. No, I did not say that all differences between men and women are acquired :) Differences in brain managing different behaviours - are. Humans are composed of many more parts and chemicals than just brains - there are other physiological influences that make genders different, take hormonal differences and consequences of that as example - enough fo many books. And that is just one.
Choices are products of many factors, and, I believe, far beyond structure of brains. Or innate things. Personal life and experiences, traditions, drive for innovations, expectations, culture - yes, ambitions for achievement, for salary, trends and fashions - all are factors. And, to make things less simple, they all are inter-related as well. Presence of very successful men in social areas and very successful women in academia is an argument that it is not impossible. And that probably means there are other factors than what you have in pants for choosing career. And every individual has a different set of criteria for a choice with different weights. Unfortunately, in statistics these differences tend to be lost, but very much evident when speaking to a real person.