Right now the NY Times is featuring on its front page a link to Tierney’s disgraceful article that clearly promotes an idea already discredited in the NY Times itself. The idea is that the lack of gender balance in the ‘hard’ sciences, maths and engineering merely reflects women’s preferences. Tierney doesn’t seem to be able to find hard evidence of actual bias. And when I last looked, all the featured comments reinforce his view.
Well, Tierney might have looked at the NY Times itself for hard evidence about bias diminishing women’s participation in those fields. As we noted here, there is a 2005 article in the Times itself that details a lot of evidence of bias.