Yep. My hometown press is going for the big one: the innate differences between Man and Wo-Man. (Or as some of my Scripps associates have put it, "Womyn.")
Careful now, my fellow Bostonians. You know not where you tread. Remember Summers?
Fortunately, they quoted one of Claremont McKenna's finest professors: Diane Halpern.
You might remember her from my previous post about interracial dating. Here she is again, challenging the myth of gender differences. She's quoted at boston.com:
In 2000, psychologist Diane Halpern of Claremont McKenna College reviewed a range of studies of cognitive abilities in areas in which you might expect to find sex differences, such as problem solving, computation, and spatial and verbal abilities. She found that differences were so slight as to be inconsequential. Cognitively, there is far more variation within each gender than there is between boys and girls.Could it be that gender is actually a construct? Could it be that some men are "girlie men" and some women are "manly women"? And that society forces us into our gender roles?
Well, as one G.O.P. candidate would contend, sometimes society can come in the form of late night shows...