Re: COGN: Intelligence a sex-linked trait?
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 16:44:58 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-01-24 02:20:01 EST, (certainly a man, but I am not sure
which) writes:

>This is exactly the kind of thinking I was talking about. I very much
>doubt those tests (whiche were probably crafted by men, allright) were
>designed to make women look bad. (Ok, just because you're paranoid it
>doesn't mean they are really not after you -- but this _does_ sound
(Kennita replies)
I don't claim they did it on purpose or with malice aforethought.

No she did NOT say that , or imply it in any way, and for whoever to deny it,
might show, either defensiveness, or an inappropriate guilt reaction.

This post is interesting to me, because it draws attention to something which
largely goes unnoticed and unacknowledged in this forum.

There are at least are two seperate issues here:

Scientific evidence sought and stacked to justify ( whatever group is doing
the research's) status quo, vs.objective research which yields helpul

Certain environmental/economic/ social conditions which effect the status of
both sexes in various ways, which has become known lately as "the battle of
the sexes".

Both topics are touchy and create much of the above type (not Kennita's the
other one's) reaction, and a general defensiveness ( and sometimes even
outright anger) on both ends.

It is an emotional topic and should be acknowledged as such, I am sick of the
pretense of objectivity, when it is clear there's much "shooting from the
hip" and name calling going on.

Perhaps I too, have touched nerves, and had my hackles raised a few times
over this, but at least I am honestly looking at this aspect of it.