Helena Cronin: Bring back sex

Excellent. Helena Cronin is a Co-Director of LSE’s Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, and authoress of The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today.

If everyone who read this gave us just £1 – or even better, £1 monthly – we could change the world. Click here to make a difference. Thanks.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.
  • That’ll be her career over then.

  • I add:

    The late Doreen Kimura, a world expert, reports in her book, Sex and Cognition that men outperform women by half a standard error in maths aptitude tests and by one standard error in three dimensional imaginary rotation. Hence, over 3.5 times as many men as women will be in the top 2.5% of maths ability and 16 times as many men as women will be in the top 2.5% of the rotational ability. The same statistics imply that only one woman in six is likely to be as good as the average man in the rotational vector and one in three in the maths vector.

    She also says that the US National Merit Scholarship Program has engaged in “gender gerrymandering” – the selection index is “two times the verbal score plus the maths score” the objective being to make the girls and boys appear equal. Another reported manoeuvre is to pad the test with tests that girls do well at and to delete tests at which boys excel at. Only when the test shows equality will these people regard the test as “unbiased” – implying an entirely new definition for the term “unbiased”.

    • William Gruff

      If we ignore turning the products of rational thinking, ingenuity, invention, determination, skill, effort and financial investment into landfill and putrefaction, women cannot compete with men in any activity except childbirth and breastfeeding unless men are hobbled. Therefore life is biased against women, therefore equality of opportunity, and outcome, is bias in favour of women.

      Try looking at things through clitoris tinted spectacles and you’ll see the light.

  • cheannaich

    “Perhaps women teachers could become tomorrow’s gender-equal refuse-collectors, quarry workers, roofers, water-and-sewage plant operators, scaffolders, stagers and riggers”?

    Whilst realising that generalisations and mere anecdotal evidence are poor substitutes for quantitative research, my experience is that our feminist teachers aren’t bright enough to light a 5W bulb therefore certainly wouldn’t make the grade for any of the aforementioned jobs.