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Great post. Wish you blogged (or, at least, Tweeted) more frequently, Chip!

This little episode might be of relevance:

Several weeks ago, in response to this blog at Feminist Philosophers, I posted the following comment (which was originally #2):

Another myth is that Summers "conjectured about innate limitations on women’s ability to excel in science" -- unless this refers to the "different availability of aptitude at the high end" hypothesis [1], which apparently enjoys substantial support [2]. (David Benatar clearly discusses the affair in THE SECOND SEXISM, pp. 225-228.)

[1] http://web.archive.org/web/20080130023006/http://www.president.harvard.edu/speeches/2005/nber.html">http://www.president.harvard.edu/speeches/2005/nber.html">http://web.archive.org/web/20080130023006/http://www.president.harvard.edu/speeches/2005/nber.html

[2] http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-how-and-why-sex-differences/201101/how-can-there-still-be-sex-difference-even-when-there-is

Within minutes, what is now comment #2 appeared, followed shortly by the removal of my comment, and then by what is now comment #3. Period.

My discovery of Mills' post was through Haidt's page on Post-Partisan Social Psychology.

I like to follow the Feminist Philosophers blog for the genuinely illuminating perspective it sometimes provides, and as a liberal I agree with much of the moral agenda it promotes, but I also find it at least as interesting as something of a case study in precisely the phenomenon of sacralization Haidt has diagnosed.

Whoops. That first link is supposed to be to a transcript of Summers' talk.

Thanks, Rob.

My twats are limited to the Mayoral Campaign, which is currently suspended pending a secret investigation (which I am conducting ... in secrecy).

I'm willing to bet that I've read more deeply in the femmie-lit than the average bloggy bloke (or chick). I show up for the substance, and I stay for the hypocrisy. Your anecdote is par for the course. Period. (That was a pun, no?)

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