Remember when Wall Street and (Dem) White House hotshot Larry Summers was President of Harvard and was forced out for menitioning that men’s and women’s intelligences differed? That the point was perfectly true was no defense. Sex Differences In Infant Care Trump Gender Neutral Ideology brings it up again, this time in peer-reviewed behaviorial research rather than a speech. Since firing completed, documented research is a bit tricky, we should, I suppose, expect the report to be considered unworthy of news folk attention instead.
Seems the researchers explored a university where (of course) both men and women were entitled to time off after childbirth to care for the new arrival. Have to have gender-neutral equality, right? No difference between the sexes! The researchers were curious about that (we hope they have tenure) and so delved into exactly what the men and the women who used the perk, did with it.
Astonishing results found: that the ladies used the time to care for the new kids while the men used the time for pursuing research interests and other non-child-related pursuits. The researchers therefore recommended reevaluating the offering of the perk on a gender-neutral bases. These folk seem hung up on facts; good thing they aren’t pursuing climate science, right?
Wonder where they’ll be working after their next review…maybe Larry Summers can help them?