My argument is that major choices are decided on based on factors such as personal attitude, societal values, and example by others. These factors frequently cause a gender disparity in areas of study, specifically with women in STEM. However, with the remodeling of the style and pedagogy of lower and (more importantly) collegiate education, the gender gap in major gap can be changed.
I was unable to find a source that countered my argument but despite the success of specific programs nation wide, many universities are still not altering the pedagogy of the curriculum to suit everyone. Perhaps the counter-argument (not stated explicitly in my research) is that society does not see it important enough to lower the gender disparity in majors, specially in STEM.