Women-in-STEM advocates may be the point of the feminist spear, but they clearly don’t seem to see what’s coming. I think Feminists are setting themselves up to lose this war-of-the-sexes and lose badly. For that, they may thank the most educated and prestigious feminists of all – the dedicated advocates for more women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. The indications are all there in yesterday’s British Sky News interview/debate with Brietbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos and educator Dr. Emily Grossman. As a brawl, it was a thrill to watch, but it was especially good because both sides articulately presented their cases in a way that was very evenly matched. No one was bullied in this interview.
The problem is that the women-in-STEM case, presented here by Dr. Grossman, but also by many other feminist voices like the Atlantic’s Rose Eveleth, Janet Stemwedel, Kelly Hills, Nicholas Evans, Katie Hinde, Ed Yong, etc., is so transparently irrational. It’s now openly claimed that young women should be given magnificent incentives to take STEM jobs, including protection from the slightest competition or discouragement, not just in spite of the fact that they are admittedly unsuited and unwilling to reach parity with men in those jobs, but because of that fact. And this demand is always accompanied by the inexplicable willingness to accomplish this by the active suppression of young men in these fields. Any notion of equality was clearly thrown out a long time ago.
Does anybody else see where this is going? Milo Yiannopoulos does, and he points it out in this interview and in other writings that young men entering the work force today are increasingly unwilling to grant women this kind of slack. Not only that, but he has written extensively about the sexually blighted youth culture especially in the UK, that is characterized by a deep-seated and growing misogyny and bitterness among young men. We could be entering an era where the majority of educated men see women as naturally irrational, inferior and useless. Way to go, feminists. I’m too young to know if there was a lot of true misogyny in Anglo-American culture back in the 1950s, but we’re sure seeing a lot of it now. Well done, ladies.