Sunday, June 09, 2002

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Protest the Matriarchy! Law and Medicine, with their unnecessary emphasis on "memory" and "verbal fluency" disadvantage otherwise capable males who would enter the profession. The New York Times has belatedly come around to this conclusion in the limited field of veterinary medicine:

Although women have made great strides in other professions, like law and medicine, where they make up about half of the students, the rapid increase in the number of women in veterinary medicine, a profession once almost exclusively male, is striking.

What the Times omits is that "about half" is often "more than half", especially at the elite institutions that have an interest in promoting the status quo:

In 1997...Female medical students actually outnumbered male medical students for the first time in the history of Stanford University School of Medicine.

And this, of course, MUST be injust. After all, it's not like males have a biological disadvantage relative to women in their verbal ability or their memory. Males, please - protest this horrid, unjust state of affairs. We must reject the matriarchal status quo that promotes this kind of thoughtless biological determinism. After all, if this continues, women will soon comprise the majority of the medical and legal professions. And gender inequity, of any kind, is of course intolerable to any right thinking person. Razib here Medical schools today seem to be emphasizing social/verbal skills almost as much as scientific acumen these days. I had a friend of mine with a 4.2 G.P.A. (Biochemistry) and top notch MCATs be wait-listed to his number #1 choice. He'd heard from his mentor who had contacts on the admissions board who told him-"they were looking for people with life experience." This meant men & women with MCAT scores and undergraduate G.P.A.'s not nearly in my friend's league-but who had worked or volunteered for several years-were getting the nod over him. Now, he did get in as he was the second person on the wait list, and he told me that some of the freshmen in his class were freaking out when they had to examine a patient of the opposite sex because they were virgins, so I'm actually reassured that they're letting older people into medical schools.

posted by godlesscapitalist | 6/09/2002 01:51:00 AM | |

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