Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Striking Down Dangerous Myths Regarding Female Intelligence...
Another prevailing sexist paradigm that society still purports is one which has never been NEARLY as likely to riot controversy as it should: the claim that a biological wire predetermines males to just 'be' better in Math than females is a widely accepted, absolute fallacy!!!!! Contrary to popular belief, this is still not proved by any brain scientist, and has even been proven insignificant by several credible studies recently conducted across schools nationwide! The largest of such recent studies empirically analyzed tests scores of over 7 million students and concluded boys are NOT outperforming girls in Math class nationwide (Hansen, 2008). Surprisingly, even in 1988 psychologists concluded there was only a trivial gap between boys’ and girls’ math abilities, but they admittedly also found that high school boys were more adept to tackling complex math problems. In contrast, however, elite psychologists in recent years have re-consolidated their conclusions based on updated educational data: it all safely proves that these exacerbated, so-called “superiorities” are losing their already feeble trend according to current generational analysis of females' math performances (Malakoff, 2008). So sad to consider that this myth has been a rampantly damaging prejudice against women despite twenty-two years of opposite findings (at least, anyway)!