Agree, those things are more engineering. But I think he just meant the background knowledge that most good lads that go into CS/Engineering have by playing with that stuff when they were younger. Hell, I started playing computer games/messing about at 10. I built a computer with my dad at 13. As soon as I had enough saved up from work at 15-16, I built my own without his help. That's not mentioning any of the failed/successful soldering projects, working on cars, building crap etc. before I went off to college.This is more electrical engineering, most CS programs will give you jack squat in this department lol. Source: I go to a STEM only university where 40% of the student body is CS.
The amount of people who switch majors from mechanical engineering is crazy. Most people just can't take it. I'd say almost half of all people who start as mechanical engineers at my school end up transferring to computer science, and then a good chunk of those people transfer to data science. If you can't do data science (Right now it's quite literally free money lol) then sorry bro you are just stupid.
Most girls will NEVER do these things in their lives, and they are indoctrinated to think that they must go do STEM. The E in big STEM is 100% geared to men. She may be the 1 in however many thousand that can do it, but I doubt it, and even if she succeeds, her life will not be fulfilling as a woman. The attrition in Engineering is insane.
A "happy" career for a woman in Computer Science: spending thousands of hours pouring over thousands of lines of code , sitting at a desk probably getting fat , maybe get into management , maybe not, no time for family, makes a bunch of money to spend on her kitties, spends her free time telling the next generation about how she broke through so many freakin glass ceilings writing those lines of code