Why aren't there more women criminals?! Men in jail outnumber women by a ratio of 14-to-1. We male stutterers outnumber women, too.
This isn't fair! We need more affirmative action! These disparities must be caused by sex discrimination because everyone knows there are no real differences between genders.
After all, Google fired engineer James Damore for daring to suggest that there is a biological reason men dominate tech leadership.
Google's CEO said: "To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive."
Then the media lied about what Damore wrote.
The Washington Post: "women may be genetically unsuited" for tech jobs.
CNN: "women are not biologically fit."
But Damore never said that.
New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post and even Forbes called his memo "anti-diversity." The Atlantic worsened it to an "anti-diversity screed."
But it wasn't "anti-diversity." "I value diversity," Damore wrote, saying he is "not denying that sexism exists."
It certainly wasn't a "screed." It was a thoughtful argument suggesting that "not all differences are socially constructed ... (M)en and women biologically differ."
Can't have that.
The enlightened media quickly explained, "Differences between men and women are slim to none" (CNBC) and "major books have debunked the idea of important brain differences" (Recode).
Wow. "Major books"!
This is absurd. Of course, there are big differences!
I didn't always understand that. My Princeton professors taught me that differences are caused by sexism. Boys are encouraged to achieve, girls to nurture. If we socialize equally, they said, just as many girls will want to go to monster truck rallies and become CEOs. Boys will nurture and more will take up ballet.
Some of it happened. Men did become more nurturing. More women became CEOs.
But no amount of government force and corporate "diversity, integrity, governance" programs will equalize the numbers.