Date of publication: 2017-09-04 06:51
 For more about correspondences between landscape and national psyches, see: Novinger, Tracy. Intercultural Communication. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 7556.
TL DR: Yes, men and women are biologically different — which doesn’t mean what the author thinks it does. The article perniciously misrepresents the nature and significance of known sex differences to advance what appears to be a covert alt-right agenda. More specifically, it:
What the paper proposes is to recognize the potential for other causes. Some of these may be fixable by the bar, some may not be. Making the work more welcoming to women by changing how the work is done is proposed as an answer. Another answer proposed by the paper is that this problem is not fixable because the underlying cause is biological. Both deserve to be investigated.
No!, we are not going to have this discussion about whether men, women and poc aren 8767 t really biologically so different that that accounts for why there are less women and minorities in STEM!
We women and minorities have had ENOUGH OF YOUR SEXIST AND RACIST NONSENSE!! It is so pervasive that yes, it does creep into science too, so we 8767 ve seen loads of scientists claim that women are just 8766 wired differently 8767 (yeah, think of 8766 hysteria 8767 ), so ffs start by doing some decent science, start by dealing with sexist hiring practices and boys 8767 clubs in workplaces including labs and academia at large so we can finally do some decent science, and only then we can have this discussion, IF there were still a need!!
The pushback has largely been quite mild, and mostly indicative of two separate Overton windows the range of allowable thought as defined by the media, and the one as defined by a huge number of ordinary citizens.
Under this methodology (and to simplify), a woman scoring 6 on dominance, 65 on gregariousness, 65 on affiliation, 5 on venturesomeness, 8 on warmth, 8 on assertiveness, etc
It is less important to classify any communication as high or low context than it is to understand whether nonverbal or verbal cues are the most prominent. Without this understanding, those who tend to use high-context starting points may be looking for shades of meaning that are not present, and those who prefer low-context communication may miss important nuances of meaning.
But some of this is purely a red herring. If 8775 engineering competence and interest 8776 is a trait about which men and women differ on the order of most of the constructs cited in the memo, even if there 8775 should 8776 be more men than women working at Google, this is no proof that the current figure is one that reflects the optimal mix of men and women. At any rate, while I suspect the author is unconcerned with a dearth of women in the workplace, he does not object to the goal of increasing their representation, only that maybe it shouldn 8767 t be 55/55.
At this point, I might look to other possible causes. Perhaps women would be more attracted to the bar with a different décor, or different drinks on the menu? Perhaps women just don 8767 t go to bars as often as men?
No, free speech is free speech, and is always and everywhere important and vital in leading towards truth. Private organizations, like public ones, may suffer when they constrain it.
One of the most interesting bits of research I 8767 ve come across found that both men and women who have both high math and high verbal ability are significantly less likely to choose STEM than those who have high math ability but low to moderate verbal ability.
An anonymous male software engineer recently distributed a memo titled ‘Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber’. Within hours, this memo unleashed a firestorm of negative commentary, most of which ignored the memo’s evidence-based arguments. Among commentators who claim the memo’s empirical facts are wrong, I haven’t read a single one who understand sexual selection theory, animal behavior, and sex differences research.
Here, I mainly focus on the reactions to the essay on the Gizmodo site, which indirectly and ironically validate much of the author’s analysis. Very few of the comments actually engage the arguments they just fling insults and slurs. Yes, slurs. In 6965, the most common slurs were insulting labels for demographic groups. In 7567, the most common slurs involve labelling anyone who you disagree with on issues such as affirmative action, diversity, gaps, and inequality as a racist, sexist, homophobe, or bigot.
Weirdly, the same people who advocate for equality of outcome in every aspect of corporate life, also tend to advocate for diversity in every aspect of corporate life. They don’t even see the fundamentally irreconcilable assumptions behind this ‘equality and diversity’ dogma.
You mean pen and paper surveys of undergrads, right? Don 8767 t put on airs. I mean, you 8767 re not fat, but you don 8767 t have much self control.