Nobel Prize winner says women cry in labs, harm science I believe, as an attempt at joking at an event. He was immediately fired and women made fun of him and when he cried, they mocked him even more and when other Nobel Prize winners stepped up and told everyone to stop hammering the poor guy, the cascade of abuse abated. But the issue of science, math, chess, etc. and women is not so easily settled. The fact is, women do significantly worse at all of these intellectual things than men. Period. Years and years of equality later, it has improved a bit but men still outnumber women 4-1 to 100-1 in various intellectual fields. Here is the latest attempt at explaining away this unhappy reality:
More men study science because they overestimate how smart they are: This study notes that girls do better than boys in their earliest years and then rapidly fall behind.
Men may be more likely to pursue careers in science and engineering simply because they think they are better at the subjects than women. Researchers found that men think they are much better at math than they really are. Women, on the other hand, tend to accurately estimate their arithmetic prowess, the study found…
‘Despite assumptions that realism and objectivity are always best in evaluating the self and making decisions, positive illusions about math abilities may be beneficial to women pursuing math courses and careers,’ says Bench.
‘Such positive illusions could function to protect women’s self-esteem despite lower-than-desired performance, leading women to continue to pursue courses in science, technology, engineering and maths fields and ultimately improve their skills.’
Be delusional! Yes, what a great idea. This is more BS to make women feel better for not succeeding in certain fields. The desire to have the same brains as males is very strong even though this is biological suicide. Women are different from men because they have to have strong mothering brain material for dealing with the #1 survival element: babies. We are all descended from mothers who didn’t kill us. Males have a fairly high evolutionary component to kill the offspring of other males to bring the female simian back into estrous. This is why the #1 killer of babies and very small toddlers are strange men having sex with their mothers.
These very powerful biological forces means that women think differently from men. This salient fact has to be buried deep in the ground due to PC beliefs that all women and all men are basically the same when we certainly are not the same. Our basic hormone systems are very different and these affect the brain very heavily, for example. One of the issues that irritates the ‘women and men are the same’ people is the harsh reality that women do much more poorly with math skills and intellectual games like chess or Asian Go games.
It is also true that girls do better than boys on nearly everything physical and intellectual until age 9-12. Then mysteriously, the boys catch up and then run past the girls by age 16. Why is this, I asked myself while watching this happen to me. I was a tomboy girl and loved playing competitive games and winning ruthlessly and doing really well as the same games boys played. But when my menstrual periods began, I went ‘splat’. My emotions became very irregular and irrational. I was sick, very sick, each month like clockwork.
I could not concentrate nor learn anything during my cycles. This was highly irritating to me and I wished I wasn’t a girl! I still aced all the exams for scholarships, etc. and ended up in the University at age 16 but was violently sick there, once a month, too. This made my educational chances fall down this painful rabbit hole to hell. But in retrospect, the real problem for me was, I got a baby and out the door goes all sorts of rubbish because the #1 reason for existing, as Mother Nature says, is to successfully reproduce and then to protect my daughter and grandchildren with all my heart and soul.
I have taught at tech schools and kept up my skill sets but…the disadvantages of women is clear to me. We must pull out of the field, the business to have children. Handling say, chemicals while pregnant is highly dangerous to the fetus, for example. So is stress. A lot of labs and I once ran a chemical lab, are highly dangerous to young mothers. If women don’t mind removing themselves from the genetic pool, that is OK. But it is a pretty stiff price to pay just to have a miserable job.
But this doesn’t explain everything. Men are highly competitive. Women herd things, men count stuff. Women want to share (I am speaking of basic simian thinking here) while male apes want to hoard for themselves. This is fundamental. Earlier, I talked about why there are virtually no women chess champions, for example. The excuse given is, few women play chess but why do they all give up by age 16? That is the real question. For example, I thoroughly understand chess strategies, systems, the relative value of pieces, formulas to follow when playing and how to circumvent these, etc. I enjoy watching top chess players play their games.
But I am a wretched player. On my own, I am a lost lamb! My ability to focus becomes too tight, I literally lose track of all the elements. I feel this is due to women needing to focus on children so intently. Even out of the corner of our eyes or even asleep, we must be aware of them. Whereas men scan the horizon, the look intently at the other and concentrate on actions, not defense. They use cunning and dangerous motions to unsettle or fool opponents. The opposite emotions that rise up when a woman is hyperaware of things.
This is also why, and I did fencing and sword fighting in the past a great deal, women just can’t keep up with men in this enterprise. Winning a sword fight is very hard to do against an equally trained male. Wishing it were different is childish, understanding one’s strengths and weaknesses is key to achieving goals. If women wish to outdo men in math and science it is simple: do lots and lots and lots of math and science relentlessly with little distraction except for male fighting games. Then you might be able to trick your female self enough to join the ranks of the males. Which is excruciatingly hard to do during a menstrual period.
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