SAT Bottom Girls

This is pathetic:

It is a gross insult to female engineers to lower entry standards in order to accommodate them. As I’ve written before, the women who go into engineering are on average as good as the men and in individual cases often better. Sure, there’s some useless female engineers out there, but if I were to write about the useless male engineers I’ve come across in my career I’d need to call up my new webhosts and order more server space.

What this will do is cast doubt on the capabilities of any woman graduating from this university with an engineering degree, which means any female engineer worth her salt will give it a wide berth and go to study in an institution which believes she’s as capable as the men. The irony is the idiots discussing this in the clip don’t seem to have realised this, and they’re only interested in boosting the number of women studying engineering, for demented reasons of social justice that dictate women should be represented in any given profession to the same proportion they exist in society. Unless, of course, the job involves working outside, at night, under machinery, on the slippery deck of pitching boat, underground, or halfway up a telecoms mast. Oddly, you don’t hear much about the lack of gender diversity in a fishing fleet.

They begin cretinously by saying that women are put off studying engineering because it’s a male-dominated environment. I have yet to hear a prospective female engineer actually say this, nor any actual female engineers. Indeed, quite a few seem to like that the field is male dominated. As one Russian told me, she prefers working with men because “they are simpler”. The only women I hear making this assertion are those whose mental facilites stretched only so far as to allow them to take courses in gender studies or some other useless branch of the social sciences. They’ve probably never even met a decent female engineer, let alone got to know one.

It also overlooks the fact that lots of women study chemical engineering, quite a few study civil engineering and industrial engineering, a handful study mechanical engineering, and almost none electrical engineering. If women are put off studying engineering due to the presence of too many men, they’d have to know the gender breakdown of each discipline before they even set foot in the class. Which they don’t, and even the morons who make a living out of complaining about it don’t.

What we’re seeing here is the result of women’s choice, freely made with all the information at their fingertips. For whatever reason, women choose to study biology, chemistry, medicine, law, and psychology rather than engineering, maths, and physics. Modern feminists are attempting to address this by insulting their smarter sisters, coming on television to say they ought to be responsible for designing the women’s toilets in airports. The people at the university behind this decision ought to resign and look for a job they might be good at, perhaps on a sewage farm in the outback somewhere.

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17 thoughts on “SAT Bottom Girls

  1. Few women are interested in becoming engineers, but it’s also probably true that few will have what it takes. So leave it to the social engineers…

  2. It won’t work. Employers will assume female applicants are inferior because they have enjoyed positive discrimination. (See racial quotas, passim.) They might get jobs at Boeing or large employers where quotas are more important than safety or efficiency, but only for the next few years.

  3. I wonder if these new lower standards apply to Australian young women of Chinese ancestry? Once-proud Ivy League universities in the US now require higher academic standards from American students of Chinese ancestry, because otherwise they would fill most of the classes. Can’t have that! Of course, what this mean is that employers know that ethnically-Chinese graduates are now the very highly valuable cream of the crop.

    Seems that the new academic rule is — Discrimination Bad! (Except when we do it).

    As you say, smart females are going to avoid the University of Technology Sydney. And so are smart employers — because they don’t want the usual suspects to see them taking mainly male graduates from UTS. Which in turn means that smart male students are also going to avoid UTS. Sad!

  4. They make the rockin’ world go round. And then they swear at you for holding a door open for them.

  5. Once-proud Ivy League universities in the US now require higher academic standards from American students of Chinese ancestry

    Been going on for a while and not just Chinese suffering. There was an Indian American who didn’t have the right SAT scores as an Asian guy, but thanks to his dark skin he was able to pretend to be black and get on a medicine course.

    There should be a massive wave of discrimination cases being brought against US universities by Asian students and their parents. I wonder if the reason there is not is because – a bit like gay white men – Asians are too successful to gain full victim class protected status?

  6. It’s actually _even worse_ than that: people – of any form – who are admitted to a course on a lower standard have much higher drop out rates: they can’t keep up with the rest of the cohort.

    So the net effect of the social engineering is to make the problem worse: you have a group of people who would have been fine in another setting that now are frustrated, disgruntled and failed by the system.

    Yay!

  7. There should be a massive wave of discrimination cases being brought against US universities by Asian students and their parents.

    They tried already, judge threw it out.

  8. It’s funny how those proposing such things usually studied soft subjects at uni, where you turn up, write the right essays, regurgitate the same stuff in the exams and pass.

    So they likely think that if more women turn up to lectures and do the same thing on engineering courses, the same thing will happen, and that it’s just the same sort of sausage machine.

    They clearly have absolutely ZERO comprehension of the realities of taking an engineering course at university level…

  9. Indeed. So the next step is to lower the pass grades for the disadvantaged (by being thick) and giving them engineering degrees anyway.
    Then, when they get jobs in industry, we can expect planes that don’t fly, computer companies that buy unicorn machines, and bridges that don’t.
    Oh. Bugger.

    How do we get off this down escalator?
    Or are our 10 generations up?

  10. Equality of opportunity has been basically achieved, but leftist-preferred groups have not achieved the gains the left expected, hence much of [current year] nonsense.

    I wonder though, have we seen more female affirmative action talk from the left because they’ve given up on blacks, or is something else driving this gendered focus? I thought all of this gynocentric crap was unused battlespace prep for Hillary but now not so much.

  11. what this mean is that employers know that ethnically-Chinese graduates are now the very highly valuable cream of the crop.

    This has not been my experience. I don’t know how much of it is culture and how much genetics, but I worked at a design engineering/R&D office for about ten years; about two-thirds of the employees were Chinese with a smattering of Desis.

    The Chinese employees were very diligent and very good at fine detail, but they had poor creativity and couldn’t handle design challenges. If they couldn’t copy an existing design or template from somewhere, they produced the most horrendously snarled hack jobs. The lead design engineer was always one of the whites or Desis.

    I’m not surprised they do well in academic settings, but unless they’re thoroughly Westernized they tend to plateau quickly in the real world (and once they’re thoroughly Westernized, their success rates drop to the mean. So it’s probably culture as much as anything else).

    As for the affirmative action bit – I’ve met exactly one female engineer in my career who was worth a toss, both traditional and software engineering. The occasional black swan doesn’t change the fact that women generally aren’t suited to the profession.

  12. Stop assumng good intent.
    The Left is not interested in “helping” women or anyone else, nor are they interested in “equality”.

    Their sole interest is creating and mining social fault lines for political gain. Economic, racial, sexual.

    Actual racial or sex-based prejudice has been largely eliminated. The intent of this next wave of “diversity” promotion is to create a new set of suspicions and resentments, that the Left can continue to exploit for political gain.

  13. They merely aspire to reach the fine standard set by Florida International University with their Florida Bimbo Bridge!

  14. “any female engineer worth her salt will give it a wide berth and go to study in an institution which believes she’s as capable as the men.”

    I suspect you don’t understand women very well. Women who are good at engineering are still women.

  15. I have been watching the NTSB investigation of the FLorida bridge collapse, and it seems to be taking a very long time. They made some early preliminary conclusions that the materials met the spec, and that there was some problem with the design, but the details have yet to be described. I wonder whether the University is going to come to a very quiet settlement with the victims, and the whole thing will be quietly dropped.

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