Girls, science and how the equality police get it so badly wrong

Feb 24, 2018 by

by Belinda Brown, The Conservative Woman:

I spent Valentine’s evening on Newsnight discussing whether there are any significant differences between women and men.

It is easy to mock this question, but it is important that it is asked. By presenting idea as fact – that there are no significant differences between men and women – feminism has been the unwitting instigator of this debate.

The BBC, however, should be commended for taking an alternative approach. They produced a short video which provided a springboard to the question of sex differences through some interesting findings from Professors Geary and Stoet in a paper called The Gender Equality Paradox in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education.

Since Newsnight I have had a chance to see the original paper. And just as truth is stranger than fiction, research findings are way more exciting than news.

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