23 luglio 2006

Selective Science

So let me get this straight...
The MALE dean of a university suggesting girls might have different "wiring" in their brains than boys and he is ousted in shame as a bigot. But if a FEMALE professor writes a book suggesting as such she gets lauded as a visionary.

What the ****!!?


Reality: People need to get over themselves. PC garbage will only lead us to stop examining all aspects of any issue for fear of offending anyone. Or even the appearance of offending anyone.

17 commenti:

Ali ha detto...

he was lambasted because he suggested women being less intelligent, i think. because saying that they aren't inherently good at sciences - physics and maths- simply translates to being less intelligent.

having different talents is something different.

but i do agree with your underlying point. academic discussions/research shouldnt be avoided. its just one of those things that have been made taboo in the modern world. why don't they just stop calling them women and them men?!

still Unreal... ha detto...

um...'cause they ARE women, maybe?
I really like them that way, btw..;-)

Thank you for recognizing the underlying point, ali.

Anonimo ha detto...

Men may be better (in general) in math & science, but women excel in other fields. One can't say one is more intelligent than the other. Its apples and oranges. Those reactionaries should join the flat earth society

Anonimo ha detto...

It's all well and good to talk about differences between how mens' and womens' brains operate (e.g brain structure, aptitude at different subjects, etc.), but a more relevant question to ask might be why it's that way. What causes these differences? Is it just hormones, or social conditioning, or something else, or a combination? Also, how general are these differences (i.e. how many exceptions are there to these findings)?

Just a few questions to think about.

Anonimo ha detto...

Is it me or am I the only one who is tired of being PC? Let’s get real, 80% of women’s brain is dedicated to torturing

Anonimo ha detto...

let me finish that...

Is it me or am I the only one who is tired of being PC? Let’s get real, 80% of women’s brain is dedicated to torturing men.

still Unreal... ha detto...

anon-
damn you sound even more bitter than me!
....welcome to the club, eh?

(ps i would appreciate using a name rather than "anon"..thanks)

Anonimo ha detto...

My jaded italian friend, bitter has nothing to do with it.
Torturing men is just simply what we do best.
It hurts so good!

still Unreal... ha detto...

You should have a live-in boyfried, then. to make life easier for you.

Anonimo ha detto...

Huh?

still Unreal... ha detto...

I know who you are.

Anonimo ha detto...

Really?
What is your opinion of my new haircut then?
NO ONE likes it. Be kind!

still Unreal... ha detto...

get a name or further comments from you will be deleted.

zest4life2 ha detto...

Sorry. I did not know you have rules.

still Unreal... ha detto...

fine.
now knock it off.

still Unreal... ha detto...

ok, my mistake.
i have no idea who this is...

Anonimo ha detto...

Well, besides the fact that no one seems to like to share their real opinions these days for fear of tainting their reputations, I have an argument concerning Brizedine's book...
According to her, there are reasons why girls gravitate to dolls and other supposedly designated "girl" activities. What about girls (like myself) who don't like shopping and text-messaging? Are we not girls because the chemicals in our brains are telling us to not shop and not spend hours talking to our friends?
Last time I checked, I was a girl, and I didn't need a book describing the subtle difference between the sexes to tell me.