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Friday, May 06, 2011

Feminist Whining About Science Sexism

For the last ten years, the feminists have been whining that women scientists are victims of sex discrimination. The essence of feminism is to complain that an oppressive patriarchy is preventing women from earning more money and getting the academic appointments and recognition they think they ought to have. The National Science Foundation and other experts have refuted the feminists' crybaby act, but the feminists ignore the evidence and continue to proclaim their victimhood and demand taxpayers' money to remedy it.

The feminists got Congress to hold hearings on the fictitious "crisis" of sexism in the sciences, hearing only from feminist witnesses. Congress then created a program (called ADVANCE) that awarded millions of dollars to feminist university professors for anti-bias centers and workshops. This is just another feminist racket to get government to pursue their anti-male agenda. The feminists control academia and are skilled in getting grants of taxpayers' money.

Now, surprise, surprise, the voice of reason turned up in a prestigious publication that cannot be ignored. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published an objective paper about gender bias in the sciences called "Understanding Current Causes of Women's Underrepresentation in Science". The authors, Cornell University professors Stephen Ceci and Wendy Williams, thoroughly analyzed 20 years of data and the accusations made by the gender-bias movement. The real experts concluded: When it comes to job interviews, hiring, government funding, and publishing, women are treated as well as men and sometimes better. These distinguished professors completely and conclusively demolished feminist claims that women suffer discrimination in science areas.
So, women, if you want to be a scientist, go for it.

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