Lawrence Summers is the president of Harvard University and an evil misogynist SOB who victimizes women and causes physical suffering. Somebody needs to do something.
Specifically, while speaking at an academic conference Friday (1-14-2004), this pig suggested that (along with other things) innate biological differences between men and women may be one reason for the paucity of women math and science professors.
MIT biologist Nancy Hopkins pointedly walked out during Summers’ talk. [Read Jonah Goldberg's summary and analysis.] According to the Boston Globe, she explained that if she hadn’t left, ”I would’ve either blacked out or thrown up.”
Damn that Lawrence Summers! What kind of monster is he, making this poor gal ill? How can he go around just talking logically, without regard to how the facts might make women feel?
“When he started talking about innate differences in aptitude between men and women, I just couldn’t breathe because this kind of bias makes me physically ill,” Dr. Hopkins said. “Let’s not forget that people used to say that women couldn’t drive an automobile.”
So, I think we’re all agreed that Lawrence Summers is an evil knuckle-dragging neanderthal with no place in polite society. He probably thinks that she’s just a demagogue, faking a cheesy hysterical female reaction in order to intimidate into silence people who disagree with her. Hell, I bet he even voted for Bush.
Still, that’s no reason to get other people hurt. Somebody in the Massachusetts Department of Motor Vehicles needs to look into suspending Dr Hopkins driver’s license. She obviously doesn’t need to be driving.
Now, I’m not saying that women can’t drive, nor am I implying that Ms Hopkins’ remarks are evidence in that direction. Republican women mostly seem to do ok at it, anyway.
However, given her self-reported reactions to Summers remarks, what would happen if she were driving down the street and accidentally punched up Rush Limbaugh on the radio, for example? Rush makes one of his “feminazi” jokes, and she throws up and blacks out.
When she then plows into a busload of innocent children, the blood will be on Rush’s hands, obviously. Still, that doesn’t help The Children.
So, then, until we civilize neanderthal conservatives, Ms Hopkins needs to stay off the road- for The Children.
I’ll be forwarding these remarks to the proper Massachusetts BMV authorities.