Saturday, March 15, 2008
America poised to further degrade its further education
Women earn most of America’s advanced degrees but lag in the physical sciences. Beware of plans to fix the "problem."
In a nutshell: a 1970s program called 'title IX' sought to equalize male and female participation in sports on American college campuses. But rather than encouraging more girls into sport, it resulted in forcing the closure of many male sports teams, so that colleges complied with the rules that there shouldn't be more male than female sports. In other words it held the boys back from exercising their natural inclinations and talents.
Now, a similar program is being planned to equalize the number of girls studying subjects like maths and physics. Whilst it may be humorous to imagine future feminist-run maths classes which involve creative dances to express how numbers make the students 'feel', the reality may not be that different, but is anything but funny if you are an American. This program could significantly degrade the quality of physical science education in American Universities - which has been one of the key contributors to technological innovations, and hence economic growth.
The feminists would have us believe that the reason girls aren't going into subjects like maths and physics is because there is cultural conditioning that makes girls think those subjects are not feminine. But when, these days, do girls shy away from anything on the grounds that its not feminine? Are we really to believe that teenage girls secretly read 'Physics today' under the bedcovers at night, by torchlight, scared that someone will catch them and it will impact negatively on their perceived femininity?
This nonsense can be torn apart from so many directions that one hardly knows where to begin. Just to make two of many possible points:
1. Why is it necessary to create multi-million dollar programs to increase the percentage of girls studying maths, but there are no programs to address the lower male percentages studying subjects like law, Veterinary science and medicine?
2. The article linked to above claims that on one maths degree course, asians and jews are over-represented. In other words there is an under-representation non-jewish whites on this course. So why aren't the feminists claiming that whites are discriminated against by society when it comes to maths and the physical sciences? Of course, I don't think there IS discrimination against whites in this area (if I had to guess, I'd say the reason mainly a combination of genes and family culture). But my point is that you can't just say that theres overwhelming evidence that its discrimination that is keeping girls away from these subjects, but then say theres absolutely no discrimination that is keeping whites away from them. At least you can't say this without some damn good evidence. And they don't have anything like damn good evidence.
Wake up everyone: there is a war being waged on us and our culture. We can no longer afford to sit back and shrug. Individually and collectively we must steel ourselves to fight back with at least the same energy and ferocity that they are attacking us.