One of the places these biological differences manifest themselves is the way in which our brains work. According to the Los Angeles Times, ?men and women, on average . . . possess documented differences in certain thinking tasks . . . ? Those of us who are married know this?and are glad of it. It helps me that Patty?s often more sensitive than I am. None of this means, however, that a given girl might not be a brilliant mathematician?only that, all things being equal, mathematicians are more likely to be male than female.
For further reading and information:
Who Stole Feminism? by Christina Hoff Sommers exposes the mean-spirited, male-bashing falsehoods claimed by so-called feminists, putting true feminism back on track with celebrating women's achievements, while acknowledging barriers yet to be overcome.
?Harvard president criticized for comments on women in science,? Boston Globe,
Marcella Bombardieri, ?Summers? remarks on women draw fire,? Boston Globe,
George F. Will, ?Hopkins Hysteria,? Townhall.com, 27 January 2005.
William Saletan, ?Don?t Worry Your Pretty Little Head: The pseudo-feminist show trial of Larry Summers,? Slate, 21 January 2005.
Nicholas Wade, ?Y Chromosome Depends on Itself to Survive,? New York Times, 19 June 2003. (Archived article; costs $2.95 to retrieve.)
Walter E. Williams, ?Campus exercise in anti-intellectualism,? Washington Times, 2 February 2005.
Daniel J. Hemel, ?Summers? Comments on Women and Science Draw Ire,? Harvard Crimson, 17 January 2005.
Steven Pinker, ?Sex Ed: The Science of Difference,? New Republic, 7 February 2005.
Martin Peretz, ?Body of Evidence,? New Republic, 4 February 2005.
Andrew Sullivan, ?Provocations,? New Republic, 19 January 2005. (Available to subscribers only.)
C. S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength (Scribner, 2003 edition).