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Denying Gender Differences

In 2005, Lawrence H. Summers resigned as president of Harvard University.  That announcement came a week before a “no confidence” vote by the Harvard faculty was expected.  Why?  The answer is simple:  activist groups in general, and feminist groups in particular, don’t accept facts when they oppose their agenda.

Dr. Summers discussed human gender differences in an academic conference.  He suggested that innate gender differences between the sexes might explain the few women in science and math.  The response to his factually based comment was akin to the apocalypse!

Summers was replaced by Drew Faust (the Women’s Studies Department head, and a feminist, of course).  $50 million was dedicated to promote “women only” affirmative action in science, technical, and engineering departments.  In the name of gender equality and political correctness, we aim to destroy the scientific base of America!

There are basic facts that agendas cannot eliminate…but they can bury.  Fact:  Men are represented at the top and the bottom of the IQ curve.  Greater male variance is seen throughout the animal kingdom.  That means that when you draw the IQ “bell curve” from low to high, more men than women appear at the genius level and at the lowest levels.  Females predominate at the “average” performance of grade average in general, but males predominate in the highest percentiles of grade performance as well as the lowest.

Feminists, desiring desperately to avoid these facts, seek to remove males from employment in the upper-performance range in science, math, and engineering in colleges, which ultimately results in the removal of the upper-performing males, and down the tubes goes American technical strength.

That there are male and female differences in brains and abilities has been a known scientific fact…forever!  I taught about this at the University of Southern California in the Department of Biological Sciences.  I always added the caveat that an individual should be free to utilize his or her true abilities, regardless of gender.

CBS News Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton explained last week that “There appears to be a difference in the size of the brain when you compare men versus women; we’re talking about the anatomy here.  Obviously, male brains tend to be larger, because men tend to be, but within the brain, certain structures, and parts of the anatomy, some are bigger in women and some are bigger in men.  So, for example, in male brains, men have six and a half times more gray matter than women do.  Gray matter is partly responsible for information processing, so that may explain in general men tending to be better in math.  But women have as much as ten times the white matter – the part of the brain that’s partially responsible for connecting information processing centers.  This could contribute to why women are such good multi-taskers.  We know that women are more prone to depression, and  men tend to be more affected by things like attention-deficit disorder and schizophrenia.”

The denial of the male/female differences, the tyranny of feminism, has resulted in the sexual revolution (casual sex, casual abortions), fatherless families, children being raised in “day orphanages” (my term for day care) instead of by a mommy and a daddy, and destructive mandates like Title IX. 

I suggest you read “Taking Sex Differences Seriously,” by Steven E. Rhoads, who has taught public policy at the University of Virginia for over thirty years.

I would also suggest you read “Who Stole Feminism?” by Christina Hoff Sommers, as well as her “The War Against Boys.”

Neither men nor women are happier apart or together since feminism took hold in our society.  The ongoing response I’ve had to “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands” proved this point as thousands of women wrote to tell me that they understood their power as women, appreciate their femininity, and have found tremendous happiness being their husband’s girlfriend instead of persistently disgusted wife.  Women have been discovering for several decades that “having it all” simultaneously is the quick road to an emotional implosion.

Dr. Summers was railroaded out of the presidency of one of the most hallowed halls of learning in America because he dared to state facts that an activist group with a generally liberal mentality simply did not want to hear.  Remember the movie “Planet of the Apes?”  Human beings had destroyed the earth with nuclear war, and apes survived and evolved while the leftover humans became their slaves.  The most educated of the apes – scientists and politicians – did not want the apes to know that MAN was here first.  Any more advanced humans were silenced.

Does that sound familiar?

Truth Can No Longer Be Spoken

Last week, I wrote about Molly Norris, the Seattle cartoonist who made a declaration that April 10, 2010 should be known as “Everybody Draw Mohammed” day.  This poor woman is now on a designated Muslim “hit list,” according to our FBI, and has to go into hiding for the rest of her life.  The American-born Muslim imam Anwar al-Awlaki (the guy who allegedly inspired the Fort Hood massacre) singled out Molly Norris as a “prime target,” saying “her proper abode is hellfire.”

Our government isn’t protecting her.  Moderate Muslim groups are not protecting her.  Her free speech rights have evaporated along with her life as she knows it:  friends and family and job are gone as she has to “go ghost.”

Well, this situation keeps happening all over America.  The New York Times reports that some Harvard University faculty members and students are objecting to a plan to honor an alumnus and editor of The New Republic, because of a blog post he published this month that said Muslim life is cheap, most notably to Muslims.  The editor, Martin Peretz, asserted that among Muslims led by the founder of the proposed Muslim Community Center near Ground Zero in New York, “there is hardly one who has raised a fuss about the routine and random bloodshed that defines their brotherhood.”  He went on to say he wondered “whether I need honor these people and pretend that they are worthy of the privileges of the First Amendment, which I have in my gut the sense that they will abuse.”

Let’s look at his assertions.  For which one is there evidence of an untruth?  Are there not suicide bombings and attacks all over the world perpetrated by Muslims on innocent Muslims as well as innocent Westerners?  Is there a profound moderate Muslim movement which is aggressively attacking the so-called radicals?  Are moderate Muslim groups protecting the speech – no, forget that – the very life of Molly Norris?

It has gotten to the point in America that truth cannot be spoken if it offends somebody or their agenda.  Let Abdelnasser Rashid, president of the Harvard Islamic Society debate Mr. Peretz and provide facts and information to refute his claims.  That is the American way.

I am gratified to inform you Harvard issued a statement that Mr. Peretz’s assertions were “distressing to many members of our community, and understandably so,” but it would not revoke the honor.  Hallelujah.  “It is central to the mission of a university to protect and affirm free speech, including the rights of Dr. Peretz, as well as those who disagree with them, to express their views,” the statement continued.  At least one institution in America is still standing up for what is inherently American:  freedom of speech.

I am worried though some imam will respond to Harvard’s refusal to be intimidated by issuing a fatwa for Mr. Peretz as exists for Molly Norris. 

That is our world today.  Face it.  Deal with it.