Growing up, my older sisters were fed a good bit of be all you can be, reach for the stars pitches. Not so much from my parents, but from guidance counselors, TV, magazines, and so on. How did I know this? Because they repeated it, and I listened because I was a good listener.
As for me, well there were pitches to fellas to be all that you can be. In fact, the fellas were pretty much ignored. You go to high school, you graduate, then you do whatever. I wonder how many fellas just decided to effectively do nothing, due to the seeming expectation that they do nothing. Or rather, something a bit more than nothing, but not by much.
So are these women more ambitious, or is some of it a show? Perhaps an indicator is what fields they typically go into. Are they difficult fields with chances of lucrative promotions? Perhaps sometimes; though often they obtain very soft degrees leading to soft jobs. Perhaps like virtue signalling, the presentation is the important thing. Though to be fair, my older sisters went into fields that require real capability.
So how much damage is done to both men and women here? Probably a good bit. You decide.
Exit question — Are ambitious and capable fellas rewarded?