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Originally posted by parrhesia
The problem I see many having with his comments is the fact that in claiming woman to be naturally inferior in academic subjects such as maths and science, opens the way to go back to claiming woman has a natural, bioloigically determined place within society. Such as at home, in the kitchen or whatever.
Women naturally tend towards fields where they can find an even playing field. By the time they get to high school and college, they have already figured out that they will have an uphill battle in those fields.
Originally posted by jprophet420
Women Lack 'Natural Ability' In Some Fields, Harvard President Says
Comments Came At Economic Conference
POSTED: 4:06 pm EST January 17, 2005
UPDATED: 4:19 pm EST January 17, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass -- The president of Harvard University prompted criticism for suggesting that innate differences between the sexes could help explain why fewer women succeed in science and math careers.
whole story here
why? why does the world have to be so PC all the time? its not like he pulled the data out of his, um hat, and its not like he makes any far fetched claims. I have the utmost respect for women, and women of science and technology, but this takes the cake.