About Eeyore

Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

4 Replies to “Physics Under SJW Attack: The Case of Alessandro Strumia”

  1. Here is a real question about unequal outcomes: How many men/women wait unitl after earning tenure to start having children? How many men/women have more than two children?
    The claim of unequal professional opportunities obscures the source of upset, which may well be the lack of money/support/flexible career paths that allow for family life for both male and female professors.

  2. My father was a physicist and in the mid 1960’s started his own company. In the late 60’s the EEOC came knocking. They reviewed the race, ethnicity and gender of the employees and concluded that the company needed to hire at least one black, female physicist. The bureaucrat also noticed that there were no Native Americans employed.
    I remember well my Dad telling us about it that night at dinner. I don’t recall what sword of Damocles the EEOC had over my Dad’s head but he was concerned. Maybe it was being shut out of Gov’t contracts as he did quite a bit of work for the Pentagon.
    In the late 1960’s how many black female physicists do you think there were in all of North America? I would think less than 100 would be a fairly good guess. This was certainly not my father’s fault. He was running a company, not making educational decisions for any group let alone minorities.
    So this kind of complete crap has been going on and building for at least 50 years.
    I will also note that many studies have concluded that the closer men and women reach parody in a free society, Scandinavia being cited primarily, the more their professional choices diverge.

    • Huffpost:2013

      Just 83 Black women have received a Ph.D. in physics-related fields in American history, according to a database maintained by physicists Dr. Jami Valentine and Jessica Tucker that was updated last week.

      By comparison, the physics programs at MIT and UC Berkeley alone grant nearly as many Ph.D.’s each year. In total, U.S. universities awarded over 1,700 physics Ph.D.’s in 2013. The number of African-American faculty at U.S. physics departments remains similarly low; only two percent are Black, according to a report issued last year by the American Institute of Physics, and half of those faculty members are employed by historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

      Yet more than a third of all African-American women with physics doctorates earned them in the last 10 years, according to the database. In February, Prescod-Weinstein (citing subsequently-revised figures) posted a celebratory message on Twitter:

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