The bell curves (aka normal or Gaussian distributions) for men and women for the trait of height. Note that peak for women is higher — indicating that the spread (also called the standard deviation, or variance — the square of standard deviation) is smaller for women. Both curves have been standardized so that the area under the curves is the same. If the standard deviation for one curve is less, this standardization forces the peak to be higher. Source.
Gavin McInnes, a co-founder of VICE media company who left there in 2008, vehemently made his case for the title of “Most Sexist Man On the Planet” during a segment on Thursday’s edition of Fox News’ “Hannity.”
His comments — which included diatribes about women lying to themselves about wanting work, being happier in the kitchen and choosing not to make as much money as men — left fellow panelist Tamara Holder in a visible state of shock:
“The big picture here is, women do earn less in America because they choose to,” McInnes said. “They would rather go to their daughter’s piano recital than stay all night at work, working on a proposal so they end up earning less.”
And it just got worse form there.
“They’re less ambitious, and I think this is sort of God’s way, this is nature’s way of saying women should be at home with the kids — they’re happier there,” he continued.
“Having a choice doesn’t mean that you are less ambitious. And your comments are absolutely deplorable,” Holder shot back…
I have often thought this explains the lack of women in high places. Of course, like all generalizations, there are plenty of exceptions: some women are highly ambitious; many men are not.
Yet the statement seems no more controversial than saying that, on average, women are shorter than men. And on average, they are, and yet we all know tall women and short men. The statement regarding heights is true on average. It is indisputable.
Why can we simply not take the same attitude to woman and career ambition?
SJWs don’t understand statistics. Traits like height are on the so-called bell curve. The average for men is higher than the average for women, yet the curves have a lot of overlap and say nothing about a particular man or woman.