Women scientists respond

Several of you have sent links to this article, in which women respond to John Tierney’s claims, discussed by JJ here. My favourite is Dr Isis:

John Tierney titles his article “Daring to Discuss Women’s Potential in Science,” as though he is bravely daring to out the dirty little secret that we all supposedly know deep in our hearts. Girls suck at math and science. The truth is, they really don’t. It’s just that John Tierney sucks at googling… In Iceland, girls out perform boys in math and science. Japanese girls out perform American boys. Maybe in his next column Tierney will argue some type of evolutionary difference between the boys and girls in these other countries and American boys and girls. Personally, I would find it much more interesting if he would start posting recipes for pies we could make with all the cherries he’s picking.

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  1. Just to make sure we aren’t leaving anyone out, gabs gave us a link to this article a day or two ago in the original post on Tierney here.

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