STEMming Opposition at Seattle University

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

When a professor at Seattle University pointed out that little evidence exists to support the thesis that the so-called STEM fields are biased against women, a faculty feminist immediately attacked him, with feeling. “A Seattle University professor recently worried that women in STEM may feel bad after reading an article on innate sex differences, which she later claimed do not exist,” Toni Airaksinen reports in Campus Reform. “The remark is the latest salvo from the academic community after University of Washington Professor Stuart Reges argued in Quillette that innate sex differences can help explain why women are less likely to study computer science.”

“The professor, Ruchika Tulshyan, was responding to Reges’ claim that evidence supporting the ‘unconscious bias’ hypothesis as the key explanation for the lack of women in STEM is ‘unraveling more day by day.'”