Presumably, if you were an English major at college, it means that you didn’t spend a lot of time looking at graphs, and you were more than likely female.
This graph is courtesy of Kieran Healy’s post, which is about the gender divides in academic philosophy. Take a look at the post but also the comments.
Healy himself makes a nice observation further down in the thread:
Incidentally, asking “Hey, how can it be sexism if Education and English are full of women” thing is similar to asking “How can there be Global Warming if we just got three feet of snow in DC?” Global warming, narrowly construed, is an aspect of climate change, and an explanation of it requires a theory of climate systems. Sexism, narrowly construed, is an aspect of gender relations, and an explanation of it requires a similarly more general theory.
So what would that more general theory look like, if it were to comprehend both English and Philosophy departments, alongside Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering?