Monday, February 18, 2013

Women in Secularism: Christina Hoff Sommers

In preparation for the Women in Secularism conference this May, this series reflects on some great women in secularism.

Today's Woman in Secularism: Christina Hoff Sommers

The author of The War Against Boys and Who Stole Feminism? describes herself as agnostic.

Some quotes:

"Women currently earn more than 57 percent of bachelor’s degrees, 60 percent of master’s degrees, and more than half of Ph.Ds, and projections from the Department of Education indicate that these “college degree gaps” in favor of women will increase in the future. Today, about 50 percent of M.D.s and biology Ph.D.s are awarded to women. More than two-thirds of the doctoral degrees for psychology, veterinary medicine, and health professions go to women. If statistical disparity is evidence of discrimination, then there should be a congressional investigation into why men are scarcer than hens’ teeth in fields such as sociology, health professions, and education."

Quoted from Against STEMinars. Also: V-Day.

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