The problem is that the scientific evidence doesn’t support the liberal view. Sex differences in interests emerge within several hours after children are born, with girls showing more interest in people and boys in systems/things. One-day-old girls look longer at faces than one-day-old boys, who spend more time looking at mechanical objects. Our primate cousins, rhesus monkeys, show exactly the same sex differences in interest as young children. Male monkeys prefer to play with trucks, female monkeys with dolls. Two- to three-week-old female macaques look more than males at other macaques’ faces, and four to five weeks after birth they exhibit more “affiliative behaviors.” Returning to humans, the greatest sex disparities in career choice are found in the richest and most egalitarian countries, where individuals have more freedom to pursue their interests. In Sweden, 79 percent of computer systems designers, analysts, and programmers and 97 percent of heavy truck and lorry drivers are men. Meanwhile, 89 percent of child-care workers and 74 percent of people working in research and development in education are women. In contrast, in relatively conservative and less wealthy India, more than 30 percent of computer programmers are women. Only 9 percent of engineers in the U.K. are women, while almost 30 percent of engineers in relatively poor EU countries like Bulgaria and Cyprus are women. Interest in people versus things is tied to prenatal testosterone levels even within sexes: Girls who had higher levels of testosterone in the womb end up with more stereotypically masculine cognitive styles and interests, and conversely for boys.
So what is a social construct?
Noun — A social mechanism, phenomenon, or category created and developed by society; a perception of an individual, group, or idea that is ‘constructed’ through cultural or social practice
The typical progressive response to social constructs is that they are evil. They were used by the evil patriarchy to force women to tend to domestic duties. It was all a lie to keep women in their place.
Let us consider the situation: we have government and societal pressure for the sexes to be equal in many things (except things like septic tank cleaning services); much of this push coming from pressure for boys to act like girls and girls to act like boys. There will be a meet in the middle and we will all be androgynous.
Yet, there is the deliberate dismissal of evidence that the sexes are different; having different predispositions which left to their own devices will typically result in much different long term outcomes. Yet, society is trying to force something much different, for men and women to become something that they are not. Perhaps this is where the term social construct should be applied.