This post should probably be prefaced with this video.
In the video our favourite local neighbourhood Social Justice Warrior (SJW) mockingly asks how Oculus will try and address the gender gap within their ranks. Because this woman said something that fits in the social narrative and seems to e progressive she is met with applause. Why wouldn’t she? She’s a woman talking about the issues of her sex in society. But of course John Carmack fires back by saying that actually in Oculus they hire by ability rather than by appearance.
In recent years there’s been a huge push to get more women into STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) because of a huge dearth in the number of women who take these subjects. It’s resulted in companies and universities giving women an advantage over men in terms of acceptance REGARDLESS of how qualified they are. This is happening because of overwhelming amounts of pressure from feminists (and their white knight counterparts) pushing to solve the gender gap.
All of this assumes that the gender parity should be equal (e.g. that there should be equal amounts of women and men) We find that in most of the STEM subjects are male dominated and most of the languages and teaching heavily female orientated (the question should also raised as to why no feminist is discussing the overtly female subjects being oppressive) We find that this isn’t because of some bias by educators, in fact it seems professors are trying to act against the stereotype, favouring women candidates.
We assume that women and men are the same but in reality they are very different (not to say they aren’t equal, because they are). It all comes back to evolutionary psychology and the different roles that men and women played. (That comment was not driven by our chauvinistic, misogynistic culture, rather by fact.) Because of their different roles, the brains of each sex developed differently. Ask an endocrinologist and they will tell you that hormonally we are very different creatures, a neurologist will tell you how differently our brains operate, a psychologist how we think and a philosopher how we perceive the world.
In the face of all these differences, should we really expect that interest in subjects should be equal for both sexes. That university places be allocated based on gender, not ability.
The gender pay gap that is so frequently referred to by budding feminists shows that women on average earn less than men. Again this can simply be refuted by the fact that women and men choose different occupations. Statistically speaking, there are more female nurses and teachers and more male engineers. This is the origin of the pay gap. Not some plot by our male-centric overlords whom are striving to oppress the female kind.
It should also be said that whilst men and women are not the same, they should be afforded equal opportunities, and that goes both ways. Men should be allowed to choose teaching without discrimination as much as women shouldn’t be hindered from becoming firemen – as long as the only factor in them being successful is their ability.