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How identity politics is harming the sciences…. – Publications – AEI

AEI How identity politics is harming the sciences…. … is the title of an insightful article by Heather Mac Donald in City Journal, here are the opening and closing paragraphs: Identity politics has engulfed the humanities and social sciences on American campuses; now it is taking over the hard sciences. The STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and math—are under attack for being insufficiently “diverse.” The pressure to increase the representation of females, blacks, and...

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National STEM crisis? Then why are girls entering college with superior academic qualifications in STEM than boys? – Publications – AEI

AEI National STEM crisis? Then why are girls entering college with superior academic qualifications in STEM than boys? We hear all the time about a “gender STEM gap,” a “shortage of women in STEM,” “gender inequality in STEM” and “female underrepresentation in STEM.” Click on those links for Google searches of those terms and you’ll find tens of thousands of links and references. In a 2009 NY Times interview, former astronaut Sally Ride...

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Prediction: No college graduation speaker will mention the 29% ‘gender college degree gap’ for the Class of 2018 – Publications – AEI

AEI Prediction: No college graduation speaker will mention the 29% ‘gender college degree gap’ for the Class of 2018 Now that we’re at the beginning of this year’s college graduation season, I thought it would be a good time to show the updated chart above of the huge (and growing) “gender college degree gap” for this year’s College Class of 2018 (data here). Based on Department of Education estimates, women will earn a disproportionate share of college degrees at every...

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Feminists don’t care about the gender gap in ballet. Why should we care about the one in tech? – Publications – AEI

AEI Feminists don’t care about the gender gap in ballet. Why should we care about the one in tech? That’s the excellent title of an excellent op-ed in the Washington Examiner by ballet dancer Madison Breshears, who is also a legal assistant and writer in California. Here’s a “money quote” (italics original): I was sitting in a ballet studio, warming up before class, when I was unexpectedly prompted to revisit the idea of the “gender gap.” Surrounded by that standard...

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Quotation of the day on equal pay myths and activists’ false ideology of gender equivalence…. – Publications – AEI

AEI Quotation of the day on equal pay myths and activists’ false ideology of gender equivalence…. …. is from Kay S. Hymowitz writing in City Journal It probably doesn’t come as news that airline companies pay pilots more than cabin crew—but according to the dogma of the gender wage gap, we’re supposed to find this fact troubling. The British government now requires companies to report their raw gender gap—that is, the difference in the median hourly wages earned by their male and...

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‘Equal Pay Day’ this year is April 10 — the next ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’ is on May 30, 2029 – Publications – AEI

AEI ‘Equal Pay Day’ this year is April 10 — the next ‘Equal Occupational Fatality Day’ is on May 30, 2029 Every year the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) publicizes “Equal Pay Day” to bring public attention to the gender earnings gap. According to the NCPE, “Equal Pay Day” falls this year on April 10 based on a 19.5% difference in unadjusted, raw median annual earnings in 2016 according to Census Bureau data, and therefore allegedly represents how far into 2018 women will have...

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For Equal Pay Day: Evidence of employers paying women 19.5% less than men for the same work is as elusive as Bigfoot sightings – Publications – AEI

AEI For Equal Pay Day: Evidence of employers paying women 19.5% less than men for the same work is as elusive as Bigfoot sightings Next week gender activists and feminist organizations like the American Association of  University Women will be promoting “Equal Pay Day” on Tuesday, April 10 and this is an update of my “Bigfoot” post from a year ago to help counteract some of questionable statistics and mythology that get recycled every year in early April about the...

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To bring attention to the 31% gender commute time gap, ‘Equal Commute Day’ for US women will occur on June 6 – Publications – AEI

AEI To bring attention to the 31% gender commute time gap, ‘Equal Commute Day’ for US women will occur on June 6 Starting this week, there will be a lot of fanfare, hand-waving, hand-wringing, and calls for corrective legislation leading up to Equal Pay Day on April 10, which is supposed to represent how far into this year the typical woman has to continue working full-time to earn what her male counterpart/co-worker earned in 2017. That annual day is supposed to be determined by...

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Video: The ‘gender pay gap’ or more accurately, the ‘gender earnings gap’ – Publications – AEI

AEI Video: The ‘gender pay gap’ or more accurately, the ‘gender earnings gap’ In the interview below, the fictitious British news reporter Jonathan Pie interviews an evidence-based, factual feminist about “gender inequality” the “gender pay gap.” HT: Christina Sommers Related: The next bogus feminist/gender activist annual holiday —  Equal Pay Day — will occur on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. MP: Words and terminology matters, and...

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If SAT test is reliable measure of college performance, could gender differences on math SAT explain differences in STEM? – Publications – AEI

AEI If SAT test is reliable measure of college performance, could gender differences on math SAT explain differences in STEM?   High school boys have consistently outperformed their female counterparts on the Math SAT test for the last 50 years going back to the 1960s as the top chart above shows. Further, for perfect scores (800 points) or near-perfect scores (750 to 790 points) high school boy in 2015 (most recent year available) outnumbered girls by a ratio of almost 2-to-1 providing...

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