Phi Beta Cons

‘Gender-Bias Bunk’

That’s the title of an excellent Forbes article by Christina Hoff Sommers. Gender bias in academia, and especially in science, has taken on the trappings of a religion (just like global warming): Question it, and you’ll be attacked for undermining the faith.

She concludes: “Now any engineering, physics, math or computer-technology program that moves too slowly toward gender parity is inviting a government investigation and loss of funding. The nation’s leading programs are under pressure to adopt gender quotas and rein in their competitive, hard-driven, meritocratic culture — a culture that has made American science the mightiest in the world.”

More collateral damage from the the egalitarian mania that grips Washington.

George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.

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