reply to post by LilDudeissocool
LilDude!! Good to see you!!
It's all good, they're just on the defensive because they feel threatened. Until all of us are able to put the need to be "the best" at something
behind us and are able to work together, there will always be those who get upset when the apple cart is overturned.
It's been explained over and over to them that it's the individual, not the arbitrary group that someone belongs to that matters.
I think the article is great that it exposes the line of thought that plots one "group" against another, particularly a group that's been
mistreated for far too long that gets the upper hand.
There are some extremely intelligent women in the world and some that aren't so much so. There are extremely intelligent men in the world and some
that aren't so much so. We need to be able to look at the individual instead of grouping people together based on gender, race, or any other silly
attribute such as height, eye color, hair color, country of origin, how big or small their ears or nose are ... all the countless, silly things that
people focus on.
What it boils down to is gender is not a factor in intelligence. Now that the average score of women is higher than the average score of men, that
paradigm will die. No more can the sexist and egotistical say "well women are just dumber then men so men are in charge" because the facts can be
thrown right up in their face that this study says they're wrong. We're moving more toward looking at the individual and that's the first step in
overcoming all the "isms" out there.
Due to this, I think the article is GREAT! Now all the bigoted sexists will have to succeed on their own merit (or fail on their own merit) instead of
depending on others to carry them along. If they are total idiots, they have to own that and either do something about it or deal with it. If they are
exceptional, then they can continue to be exceptional.
Those who see it as a negative as opposed to a positive are the guilty parties who have subjugated others for far too long. Their time is over. It's
a new horizon where all people are given the same consideration and are responsible for their own success or failure.