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When I saw that Melissa Click of the U. of Missouri Department of Communication Department had chaired the 2014 "Console-ing Passions" academic conference, I was reminded that the first time I ever noticed that postmodern academics think it clever to use ham-handed punctuation to make lame puns was in the title of a 1992 book... Read More
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From Rolling Stone: A Note to Our Readers BY ROLLING STONE | December 5, 2014 To Our Readers: Last month, Rolling Stone published a story titled "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie at a University of Virginia fraternity house; the university's failure... Read More
The New York Times reports:Written by Fran Luck, executive director of the WBAI radio program “Joy of Resistance: Multi-Cultural Feminist Radio,” it notes that owners and developers of housing in formerly working-class neighborhoods have for decades “set aside” affordable rentals. Ms. Firestone paid about $400 a month, according to Mr. Perl, who said he had... Read More
From my new column in Taki's Magazine:Read the whole thing there. My old articles are archived at iSteve.com -- Steve Sailer
Here's a 2010 study in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine making the same point about a wide array of Olympic events that I made about track in my 1997 National Review article:Sex is a major factor influencing best performances and world records. Here the evolution of the difference between men and women's best performances... Read More
Back in the 1990s, I frequently read that women athletes were Closing the Gap with men; if trends continued, in the 21st Century Olympics, women would be just as fast as men. So, I did a big quantitative study on the size of the gender gap in track in all Olympics for a 1997 article... Read More
From NPR:One obvious explanation was that the men were be
From Technology Review:Today, Pablo Aragon and buddies at the Barcelona Media Foundation in Spain suggest that the problem is seriously influencing Wikipedia's content. These guys have studied the biographies of the best connected individuals on 15 different Wikipedia language sites. They chose the best connected individuals by downloading all the biographies and then constructing a network... Read More
An early contender for that title has got to be that the 2012 London Olympics will witness the debut of Women's Boxing as an Olympic sport. Boxing (men's) used to be a big sport at the Olympics, and the short bouts were more exciting than long professional title fights. But it was always rife with ridiculous... Read More
Kevin Drum is upset by an LA Times article:Similarly, on Forbes:"Our goal is simple—50% of those on Strategy Committee, Operating Committee, GCRM and practice leadershi
Here's the first page of a 1967 article in Cosmopolitan called The Computer Girls that points out the advantages of a career in programming for young women. Photos show a lovely young IBM systems engineer surrounded by appreciative white-shirt-and-tie-wearing IBM bachelors.The accompanying blog post claims that:Maybe, although there were other things going on as well. For... Read More
With the press in a tizzy over the epochal importance of gay marriage in New York state, the Chicago Tribune has an unwittingly timely article on a past whoop-tee-doo that has quietly fizzled:In the 1980s, the U.S. Justice Department urged the city, then led by Mayor Harold Washington, to hire
From my column in Taki's Magazine:Four decades into the feminist era, the number one movie at the box office is Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables, in which Eighties action heroes blow stuff up. Right behind is Julia Roberts’ Eat, Pray, Love, in which a divorcée expensively feels sorry for herself in Italy, India, and Indonesia. (Iowa,... Read More
Nicholas Wade in the NYT reports:The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded this year to three American scientists who solved a problem of cell biology with deep relevance to cancer and aging. The three will receive equal shares of a prize worth around $1.4 million. The recipients solved a longstanding puzzle involving the... Read More
A cover story on Slate.com today (#4):This is another example of Sailer's Law of Female Journalism: The most heartfelt articles by female journalists tend to be demands that social values be overturned in order that, Come the Revolution, the journalist herself will be considered hotter-looking.Technically, it might seem highly possible that somebody named "Teresa Wiltz"... Read More
From AOL News:A Swedish couple's decision to keep their toddler's gender a secret is stirring debate, especially now that the parents are expecting a second child."Pop" is 2 ½ years old, but so far only those who change the child's diapers know whether the youngster is a boy or a girl, TheLocal.se, an English-language site... Read More
The older I get, the more it seems like nothing in American social mores has really changed since the 1964-1973 turning point. Thus, the late Daniel Seligman's Keeping Up columns in Fortune from two decades ago seem like they could have been written yesterday:March 2, 1987The Dream Girls A reader has sent in a clipping... Read More
Natalie Angier of the New York Times writes, "In 'Geek Chic' and Obama, New Hope for Lifting Women in Science," which is the usual, but with one difference. Over the last four years, in practically all of these articles demanding more women get hired as professors of physics, former Harvard president Larry Summers would come... Read More
Gina Kolata writes in the NYT:Men, Women and Speed. 2 Words: Got TestosteroneBEIJING — No matter what happens in the men’s marathon here Sunday, one thing is all but certain. The winner will run the 26.2-mile course faster than the winner of the women’s marathon last Sunday. The woman who won, Constantina Tomescu of Romania,... Read More
One contributor to the unwieldy giganticism of the Olympics is the perceived need to hold a women's event for every men's event, no matter how unpopular the sport is with women, or, in many cases, with both sexes. For example, modern pentathalon (in which you pretend to be a courier during the Napoleonic Wars and... Read More
Having fixed the housing market, the federal government is turning its attention to fixing science. John Tierney writes in the NYT on the inevitable aftermath of the Larry Summers affair:Until recently, the impact of Title IX, the law forbidding sexual discrimination in education, has been limited mostly to sports. But now, under pressure from Congress,... Read More
Here's a funny article from the Boston Globe on the Larry Summers Quandary: Why have women professors made so much more progress at Harvard's Law, Business, and Medical schools than in its mathematics and engineering departments? It's a good article, but what's amusing and depressing is how hard the journalist has to work to explain... Read More
The NYT article "Expectations Lose to Reality of Sports Scholarships" has a fascinating table reporting the value of Division I college athletic scholarships per sport and the number of students playing each sport in high school. Yet, whether due to innumeracy or political correctness, they fail to divide the scholarship dollars by the high school... Read More
From the Boston Globe: Here's my favorite line in the article:Who would have imagined it? It's amazing what science can accomplish!Here's my favorite comment from Boston Globe reader Aging Cynic:My published articles are archived at iSteve.com -- Steve Sailer
For Halloween, Slate publishes the most hilarious parody of egomaniacal lesbian-feminist self-righteousness and general tiresomeness I've seen in awhile: "The Invisible Lesbian: Challenging the Myth of Merit-Based Publishing." It's attributed to "Sarah Schulman," who I assume is probably actually some guy who writes for The Simpsons or Letterman's Top Ten lists.Update: Wow, this is a... Read More
The three hard science Nobel prizes (Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine/Physiology) have now been announced for 2007 and white males (six out of six in this case) continue to oppress the rest of humanity by discovering and inventing stuff.The hard science Nobels are remarkably untainted by the Diversity Cringe. The judges just seem to feel, "Hey,... Read More
Looking back, 1991-1995 seems like one of those eras (such as the late 1960s or 1917-1920) when America was undergoing a national nervous breakdown. Nothing symbolizes the free-floating hysteria of the era better than the vast brouhaha that erupted in October 1991 over Anita Hill's charges that Clarence Thomas ... uh ... well, it's hard... Read More
Finger length and SAT scores: From LiveScience: Finger Length Predicts SAT PerformanceA quick look at the lengths of children's index and ring fingers can be used to predict how well students will perform on SATs, new research claims.Kids with longer ring fingers compared to index fingers are likely to have higher math scores than literacy... Read More
In January 2005, mistaking a feminist pep rally for a serious academic conference, Harvard President Lawrence Summers, the former Clinton Administration Treasury Secretary, committed a notorious "gaffe"(i.e. he told an unpopular truth). Summers was no doubt expected to lay on the sonorous soft soap expected from such an august personage about how we must all... Read More
The Larry Summers rumpus goes on and on—with an informative but deceptively-titled story about the gender difference “Math Myth”making the cover of the March 7 Time Magazine—even though the President of Harvard announced his complete capitulation to the forces of political correctness back in January. The release of the transcript of Summers' talk about why... Read More
Taking Sex Differences Seriously, a fine new book by Steven E. Rhoads, a professor of government at the University of Virginia, documents that just about every male-female stereotype you ever heard is true. Most of them stem from disparities in sex hormones. Reading Taking Sex Differences Seriously was something of a nostalgia trip for me.... Read More
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