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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Confusion in the [stupid] Gender War

For John, BLUFSociety is maximized when everyone maximizes her or his capabilities.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From the InstaPundit, by Mr Ed Driscoll, 20 November 2018.

Here is the lede:

Since the World Scrabble Championship began in 1991, all winners have been male.  The North American Scrabble Championship has had one female winner (in 1987) since its founding in 1978.  All eight finalists in this year’s French World Scrabble Championships were men.  Competitive Scrabble constitutes a natural experiment for testing the feminist worldview.  According to feminist dogma, males and females are identical in their aptitudes and interests.  If men dominate certain data-based, abstract fields like engineering, physics and math, that imbalance must, by definition, be the result of sexism—whether a patriarchal culture that discourages girls from math or implicit bias in the hiring process.
I am not sure what to make of this.  Maybe women don't like competitive Scrabble, although I have my doubts. : On the other hand, the first person to win two Noble Prizes was Ms Marie Curie.

Should we expect the numbers to break down evenly?  Should some percentage be LGBT…?  Does anyone care outside competitive Scrabble players?  While flipping tens heads in a row should raise an eyebrow it is not proof of cheating.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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