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You Are Still Crying Wolf

[Content warning: hate crimes, Trump, racism. I have turned off comments to keep out bad people who might be attracted by this sort of thing. Avoid sharing in places where this will attract the wrong kind of attention, as per … Continue reading

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Against Dog Whistle-ism

I. Back during the primary, Ted Cruz said he was against “New York values”. A chump might figure that, being a Texan whose base is in the South and Midwest, he was making the usual condemnation of coastal elites and … Continue reading

Before You Get Too Excited About That GitHub Study…

Another day, another study purporting to find that Tech Is Sexist. Since it’s showing up here, you probably already guessed how this is going to end. Most of this analysis is not original to me – Hacker News had figured … Continue reading

2D:4D Ratio And Psychological Traits: Results From The LW/SSC Survey Sample

Introduction 2D:4D ratio is the length of someone’s index finger divided by the length of their ring finger on the same hand. It seems to correlate with some kind of prenatal hormone exposure, which makes it a unique way to … Continue reading

Looking A Gift Horse In The Mouth

I started criticizing social justice back in 2010, which doesn’t sound so impressive until you realize that’s two centuries ago in Internet Years. At the time, you rarely heard such criticism outside of wingnutty lesbianism-causes-witchcraft circles. It felt bizarre, transgressive, … Continue reading

A Whiter Shade of Candidate

Vox says that Donald Trump practices the “politics of white insecurity”. US News says that Trump shows “the rising power of the white vote”. Salon wants to tell you “eight reasons why white America falls for demagogues like Donald Trump”. … Continue reading

Trouble Walking Down The Hallway

Williams and Ceci just released National Hiring Experiments Reveal 2:1 Faculty Preference For Women On STEM Tenure Track, showing a strong bias in favor of women in STEM hiring. I’ve previously argued something like this was probably the case, so … Continue reading

Black People Less Likely

[Content warning: Polyamory, race] I. The best reporting on social science statistics, like the best reporting in most areas, comes from The Onion: CAMBRIDGE, MA—A Harvard University study of more than 2,500 middle-income African-American families found that, when compared to … Continue reading

Perceptions Of Required Ability Act As A Proxy For Actual Required Ability In Explaining The Gender Gap

I. I briefly snarked about Leslie et al (2015) last week, but I should probably snark at it more rigorously and at greater length. This is the paper that concludes that “women are underrepresented in fields whose practitioners believe that … Continue reading

Untitled

EDIT: This is the most controversial post I have ever written in ten years of blogging. I wrote it because I was very angry at a specific incident. I stand by a lot of it, but if somebody links you … Continue reading