Delicate Snowflake Advises Dumbing Down STEM Course For Women

What is it about Liberalism that makes them think that women and minorities are incapable of meeting the standards laid out? When it comes to voter ID, Democrats think Blacks are too stupid, poor, and incompetent to obtain a proper ID. Then we have this, as found by National Review’s Katherine Timpf

Female Researcher: We Must Make STEM Courses ‘Less Competitive’ to Be More ‘Inclusive’ of Women

A doctoral candidate at the University of North Dakota published a paper suggesting that we should make Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses more “inclusive” of women by making then “less competitive,” which is about the most sexist thing I’ve ever heard.

“There is an opportunity for STEM courses to reduce the perception of courses as difficult and unfriendly through language use in the syllabi, and also as a guide for how to use less competitive teaching methods and grading profiles that could improve the experience of female students,” Laura Parson wrote in the paper.

In other words:

Women are so fragile that a syllabus with “unfriendly” language would be enough to scare them out of pursuing the careers they would otherwise want to pursue. Men can handle taking a course even if a syllabus makes it sound “difficult,” but women cannot because they are weaker and less confident.

Oh, and, use “less competitive teaching methods” because women, unlike men, just cannot handle the pressure of competition, which is also why we should probably stop these professors from grading on a curve, too:

The “paper” is all about feminism and wondering if STEM is gender biased. I have to wonder how all the other women who enter STEM disciplines get by. Oh, right, most are not hothouse flowers who need to be protected by the big heavy hand of Government and Liberalism to get by. Seriously, Liberals are so patronizing in thinking women cannot get by on the merits, and need everything minimized.

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6 Responses to “Delicate Snowflake Advises Dumbing Down STEM Course For Women”

  1. JGlanton says:

    I’ve known plenty of very talented women who have degrees in STEM fields. They didn’t need the courses made easier for them. Many of them work in life-critical and mission-critical applications and they have always been of the highest caliber when it comes to doing that job with thoroughness and discipline. We don’t want our passenger aircraft or medical equipment designed by affirmative action babies. No thank you.

  2. bob sykes says:

    The West deserves to die.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Little that Teach typed, nor what was typed in National Review about the article is true.

    Granted, the article is nearly impossible to read, being written in “educationalese”, but that doesn’t grant the typists the right to just make stuff up.

    Are STEM Syllabi Gendered? A Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis

    Laura Parson, Graduate Student – University of North Dakota

    Abstract

    This study explored the gendered nature of STEM higher education institution through a feminist critical discourse analysis of STEM course syllabi from a Midwest research university. I explored STEM syllabi to understand how linguistic features such as stance and interdiscursivity are used in the syllabus and how language and discourses used in the syllabus replicate the masculine nature of STEM education. Findings suggest that the discourses identified in the syllabi reinforce traditional STEM academic roles, and that power and gender in the STEM syllabi are revealed through exploration of the themes of knowledge, learning, and the teaching and learning environment created by the language used in the syllabus. These findings inform and extend understanding of the STEM syllabus and the STEM higher education institution and lead to recommendations about how to make the STEM syllabus more inclusive for women.

    A sure sign that a reporter or blogger is about to feed you a line of crap is: In other words. When you read those words, run for the hills, you’re about to be buried in biased bullshit.

  4. gitarcarver says:

    So Jeffery posts the abstract which only serves to illustrate the points that the original post and the National Review article make, and then says people are being “buried in biased bullshit.”

    If you go and read the entire paper, you’ll find that the logic and the statements given by Teach and the National Review are dead spot on.

    The only real conclusion is that the person who has not ties to the truth, is Jeffery.

  5. Jeffery says:

    the abstract which only serves to illustrate the points that the original post and the National Review article make

    Can you point to the language in the abstract that supports Delicate Snowflake Advises Dumbing Down STEM Course for Women ?

    The only real conclusion is that the persons who have not ties to the truth, are gc, Teach and the National Review.

  6. Dana says:

    Jeffrey, if the point of the article isn’t to “dumb down” the syllabi, what does it mean? You quoted:

    I explored STEM syllabi to understand how linguistic features such as stance and interdiscursivity are used in the syllabus and how language and discourses used in the syllabus replicate the masculine nature of STEM education.

    What, exactly, is “the masculine nature of STEM education?” Does calculus somehow mean something different to men and women? Should we expect men and women to get different answers when calculating the tensile strength of a steel cable or the dosage rate for chemotherapy?

    You know what the real “the masculine nature of STEM education” is? It’s the overwhelming ratio of men to women who choose such majors.

    But, then again, women have certainly proved that they can compete in the sciences, as evidenced by their surging numbers in medicine, without any particular need to change things. Women can do just as well as men in the other technological fields, if they choose to try.

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