June 13, 2011

TOO MUCH ESTROGEN IN THE ROOM? There’s been a lot of men-are-pigs talk about the Schwarzenegger and Weiner scandals, but it’s worth noting that in both women were willing participants in wrongdoing. In Schwarzenegger’s case, the woman was cheating on her own spouse, and deceiving him into believing that someone else’s child was his. In Weiner’s plenty of women were carrying on with a man they knew to be married. Not much real grist for the female-superiority mill there, really.

Meanwhile, the claim that increased diversity creates better government isn’t really very strong either. We’ve had more diverse government over the last few decades, but it’s hard to seriously argue that the quality of decisionmaking has improved. . . .

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