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  •  He must be a fan of Larry Summers (2+ / 0-)
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    Kathy Scheidel, samanthab

    who made similar sexist remarks in 2005.

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    Sadly, the Neanderthals who spout this venom aren't just Republicans. Dems do it too.

    Money is property, not speech. Overturn Citizens United.

    by Betty Pinson on Thu Apr 10, 2014 at 09:37:30 AM PDT

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    •  Not quite. (0+ / 0-)

      He said that variability in men is greater than women across many traits -- e.g., both the shortest and tallest people tend to be men. He suggested that this might be an issue with mathematical and scientific ability as well, which might explain the lack of representation of women in those disciplines, and that this was a topic worthy of research. His main sin was to be politically insensitive to his audience of academic women.

    •  Larry Summers ... (0+ / 0-)

      ...has been wrong about a lot of stuff

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