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My dad sent me this awesome article about the Larry Summers controversy. It does a much better job of discussing what I think is most relevant: what the day say about women's abilities and cultural biases that affect women's performance and the outcomes of evaluations. Also, there's a great little sidebar with statistics on how many tenured women faculty there are in the 'hard sciences' (biology-related stuff is not there, but still), as well as a discussion of what 'stereotype threat' is- basically enforcing stereotypes that generate anxiety and drive down performance.
Read it now . Tell me what you think.