Cue Twilight Zone sound track, please!http://www.guardian.co.uk/gender/story/0,11812,1392804,00.html
It's funny how this guy is making a scientific conclusion, but ignoring the scientific principle of deductive reasoning. His "factual basis" is that his young daughter called two trucks "mummy" and "daddy"??? Well, if he planned on her career as a sanitation enginner or a truck driver, I might be a little concerned. Excuse me, but just whose child is that? Who is responsible for raising her? Little wonder she "exhibits" behavior he claims supports his theory--he teaches her his attitude every day of her life, he is one of the two the major influence in her mental development. She absorbs her ideas from him. So he infuses her thought process and encourages one behavior, discourages others, then takes the choice of behavior exhibited for parental approval, and he is the sole interpreter of what it means. How nice to think of yourself as God--creator, mentor, judge, jury... and ultimately executioner.
What do I see is that he has taken the end-statistics,ignored the conditions that produced them, and slapped his own independent conclusions as to why. Set aside the foolishness of arbitrarily designating a simple chromosomal variation--Is he a certified geneticist? Psychologist? Or does he simply think according to what he wants to hear?--and this blatant jumping to conclusions... you know, my math and science teachers in high school used to berate me all the time for skipping intermediate problem-solving steps for that very reason--you tend to misinterpret what your answer depends on.
Having had to fight for financing and scholarships for my degree, I know that there is precious little provision for science and upper management scholarships for women. There are no sponsors. Fewer slots to provide for women to attend college and get the training they need to succeed. Fewer places for them to live on campus. Less academic support and acceptance of women to be present, because twitheads with that attitude run your university and get to decide who is accepted to attend and who is not. The fact that men do not
treat women well, and incite fear and isolation by such gang-up techniques. The excuse in those cases to "Take it like a MAN!" ring hollow--men do not have to take that sort of treatment in the first place.
One would think a university president would be intelligent enough to check his facts before saying something so moronic. But it seems he has a reputation for ill-thought out discriminatory statements like that--"Oh I just wanted to provoke discussion..." To clue you in, sir, your job and status requires you to be a leader; you are supposed to lead by example. Some example! I could be as facetiously conclusive as he to say the problem with this guy is that the particular head holding his functioning brain is located too far away from his mouth. But then I would be buying his reasoning, wouldn't I?