I don't know a single Humanities colleague who doesn't support the campaign to get more women into STEM subjects. And I don't know a good scientist who doesn't want to support Arts and Humanities. The issue for most of us is a simple one: there are women who are extremely talented in STEM subjects who may be being put off from all kinds of more or less hidden prejudice (just as there may well be girls whose talent lies with the double bass who are pushed to the flute); we want to encourage them in.
We want young people to follow their talents, regardless of gender. There really isn't an academic argument here.
So it is deeply depressing seeing the Secretary of State for Education (Nicky Morgan) using support for STEM subjects in such a crude way, and pretty close to bashing Arts and Humanities. To be honest, for me, Morgan attacking Humanities is as off-message as Gove was.