Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Saturday, October 16, 2010

math_ability(women) == math_ability (men)


So says: Large study shows females are equal to males in math skills. Although I'm well aware that math skills relate to the way in which we construct 'feminine' and 'masculine' in our culture, isn't this just a tad boring?

What really counts in any case is what each individual wants to do and can do. And, as far as the 'can do' part is concerned, scant few occupations involve highly developed mathematics skills anyway.

Let's learn to live with the fact that about 50% of women have higher innate mathematics skills (or abilities or whatever) than 50% of men. Lots of things are like this.