Adam Ash

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Friday, February 18, 2005

What did Harvard Prez Summers say to upset women?

He said women are underrepresented in science because of a "different availability of aptitude at the high end." The old "sure, some women are smart, but the best women aren't as smart as the best men" argument. In the most interesting comment, he remarked that "Catholics are substantially underrepresented in investment banking...white men are substantially underrepresented in the National Basketball Association...Jews are substantially underrepresented in farming..." Sure, and little old ladies are underrepresented in punk rock. Transcript here.

In related news, Yale Professor Craphogger has a new study out that shows most men's penises aren't big enough to satisfy most women, a genetic male failure that he hopes to correct by encouraging masturbation as soon as male babies leave the womb.


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