But surprisingly, these gendered associations were stronger in supposedly egalitarian Sweden than they were in the U.S., and the most pro-female scores came from Jordan.

How is Sweden more "egalitarian" than the US, for example? What criteria is used to measure it? The WEF claims that Rwanda is also better at "gender equality" than the US, so my bs detector is going off.

Sweden is trying to get rid of prostitution, so that's one area.

I have no trouble believing that Rwanda is better for women in some regards than the US, to be honest.

But what all those theories do not take into regard is that there is no worldwide stereotype of "women are bad at STEM". The worldwide stereotype is "Women's work is worthless". For example, I read that in Russia, there are many female medical doctors, but this profession is treated as "women's work", and paid accordingly.

Men aren't really invested in keeping women out of STEM, they're invested in paying women badly. They only want to keep women out of STEM if there's men who want those jobs.

The Global Gender Gap Report uses all sorts of metrics. One is women in politics. Both Rwanda and Sweden do better than the US on that. Economic metrics may also benefit women in Sweden more.