Yes, Sweden! I’ve seen the same data regarding gender parity and career choices in Sweden.

And I can relate to your typewriter story. I come from a family of mechanics, but I never had much of an interest in cars. My lack of interest was mostly genuine, though I admit that part of it was also that I didn’t think I was cut out for that type of work. But my grandpop did the same thing to me that your mom did to you; he brought me into his shop for a summer job, put me in front of a car, handed me a tool, and told me to get to work. I didn’t find it all that enjoyable, but I’m grateful for the experience. And I was better at it than I thought I’d be, which was a pleasant surprise!

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