Fashion Knitwear Sketchbook exploring micro-art influenced structure & colour of knitted fabrics // Floating in The Great Ether, Laura Collier. This is a good example of how i could develop my project, and the artist gives examples of using knitting to recreate the cells or bacteria.
No seriously, this is a researched thing. When women move into a field in higher numbers, the pay goes down, because we pay women less. Even the men in that field get paid less when more women move in and that's why some men ferociously claim their field is "men only" and attack the women who try to work with them. Most likely if higher numbers of men moved into a "female" field, the pay would go up. (explanation continues in comment section)