Nearly a century ago, women worked tirelessly to achieve the right to vote in our great nation. Despite the significant progress and attainment of equality, sexist ideology and a victimhood mindset have recently made a comeback in the U.S. thanks to the social justice warrior left, and faculty on college campuses that have fostered such ignorant thought.
Two Seattle female professors proclaim that women are helplessly oppressed and underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The instructors, Rachel Scherr and Amy Robertson, believe the culprits of this persecution to be the supposed white male traits of “independence, rationality, and objectivity” prevalent in scientific ideology, and wish to reform the “unfair” system, as stated in the latest issue of Race and Physics Teaching. As a Puerto Rican female neuroscience student, I can assure them that women are perfectly capable of logical thought, in contrast to the false dogmas promoted by the SJW left.
Intelligence is not merely the product of having XY chromosomes. In addition to belittling ladies under the guise of tolerance and acceptance, Scherr and Robertson make further invalid proclamations in the publication:
“Historically, the questions that science has addressed have disproportionately advantaged White people, motivated by colonial expansion. Overall, the discipline of physics is not only dominated by men who identify as White, but is also “laden with masculine [and, we would add, White] connotations on a symbolical level”; for example, conceptualizing Nature as governed by laws can suggest that it is ruled by a lawmaker, who is often implicitly conceptualized as a male authority.”
The laws governing nature are viewed as a male authority figure? Whatever happened to the popularly used term “mother nature?” It is no surprise, however, that Scherr and Robertson would make such flawed statements. After all, they admitted to being incapable of independence, objectivity, and rationality. The beliefs of these academics are grossly in conflict with the facts.
Upon examining current statistical data, we find no evidence of gender differences in STEM careers aside from the computer and environmental sciences, and engineering, according to the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, and the Catalyst charity organization. Furthermore, women statistically dominate males in neurobiology, psychology, evolutionary biology, and other science occupations, as explained by an economics professor at Georgetown University. There is no mention from Scherr and Robertson regarding the underrepresentation of males in these fields. They refuse to adapt their victimhood mindset to reality. The truth is that gender equity has long been achieved.
Perhaps the most concerning aspect of Scherr and Robertson’s denial of truth is that they spew this misinformation to their students. In the issue of Race and Physics Teaching, they detailed measures for reforming the classroom to create a more welcoming environment to female thought processes, which based on their earlier definition, one can only assume they are teaching dependence, partiality, and illogicality.
Thankfully, STEM girls are more than capable of free, critical thought, despite the victimhood mindset the SJW left would like for us to adopt. Ladies, wake up: we are no longer oppressed in the U.S. unless we persecute ourselves. So, while Scherr and Robertson stay in the kitchen, we will continue to break the stereotypes pushed on us by the supposedly equality-loving left.