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Aug 08 2017

Using Intersectionality Theory to Attack Mathematics

As George Orwell observed, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.” But in academia, 2 + 2 = whatever makes people who are not heterosexual white men feel empowered:

A Vanderbilt University professor recently complained in an academic journal article that the field of mathematics is a “white and heteronormatively masculinized space.”

In a recent article titled Unpacking the Male Superiority Myth and Masculinization of Mathematics at the Intersection, Professor Luis A. Leyva argues that factors such as teacher expectations and cultural norms “serve as gendering mechanisms that give rise to sex-based achievement differences.”

Citing the “masculinization of mathematics,” Leyva then suggests that the apparent “gender gap” in mathematical ability is socially constructed (as opposed to arising from inherently different cognitive abilities) and therefore a “myth of male superiority.”

Mathematics is no longer a matter of solving equations. Now it is about solving achievement inequities.

He concludes by expressing a hope that future analyses of gender in mathematics take a more “intersectional” approach, lamenting the fact that “intersectional considerations of mathematics achievement and participation shaped by whiteness and sexuality” were left out of many of the studies he reviewed.

Intersectionality theory from black feminist thought, he adds, can allow for “more nuanced analyses of gender” and its relation to mathematical performance.

So much for evaluating mathematical performance on the basis of coming up with the right answer.

They can destroy engineering with this lunacy, so of course they can destroy math. There is nothing that the corrosion of political correctness won’t ruin, because it targets sanity itself by forbidding the acknowledgment of objective reality.

If a historically underachieving lesbian of color says so.

On tips from Sterling B, J, and ABC of the ANC.

24 Responses to “Using Intersectionality Theory to Attack Mathematics”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Because Feelings! (It’s the Leftist way– their way only, that’s all that matters… )

  2. ICEvictim says:

    it’s intersectional alright, at the intersection of stupidity and insanity

    can’t wait for the bridges and buildings to perform when designed and constructed based on confused gender and race bases.

    “Be careful what you wish for. You may get it.”

  3. SLCain says:

    This guy is a professor of mathematics education:

    Not a single person will learn math better, or even at all, as a result of anything he does. His position is a sinecure. His lifes’ work is worthless crap. He is nothing but a parasite.

  4. MAS says:

    Used to work for a judge who had a saying for stupid youngsters that came before him; “Son the world’s going to have a picnic beating the dumb out of you”. Reality isn’t concerned about how you feel about yourself…

  5. Frank says:

    Any theory, no matter how preposterous looks good If one lacks brains.

  6. Torcer says:

    Leftists like to pretend that words have a fluid meaning and no set definition. Try doing that with terminology such as gravity and see if you can fly.

    Definition of gravity
    [mass noun]
    The force that attracts a body towards the centre of the earth, or towards any other physical body having mass.
    1.1 The degree of intensity of gravity, measured by acceleration.
    Late 15th century (in gravity (sense 2)): from Old French, or from Latin gravitas ‘weight, seriousness’, from gravis ‘heavy’. gravity (sense 1) dates from the 17th century.

  7. Torcer says:

    Feelings! Whoa.Whoa..Feelings……

    …Great, Now I’ve got that song rattling around in my head

  8. Torcer says:

    Speaking of ‘Academicians’

    Crying Wolff

  9. Angel says:

    Racist and sexist. I always knew math was evil, it just took a really, really smart professor to prove it.

  10. Frank says:

    I changed stupid to liberal and stupidity to liberalism in the first paragraph of Bonhoeffer’s letter. The result is quite startling.

    Liberalism is a more dangerous enemy of the good than
    malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against liberalism we are defenseless. Neither protests nor the use of force accomplish anything here; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed- in such moments the liberal even becomes critical – and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the liberal, in contrast to the malicious, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. For that reason, greater caution is called for than with the malicious.

  11. grayjohn says:

    Dumb + Fuck = Feminism.

  12. MAS says:

    Gravity, it’s the law.

  13. Richard Daniels says:

    Sounds like a case of math envy.

  14. Torcer says:

    Interesting, although I would have that as Socialism or Leftism instead of Liberalism.

  15. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    Bet: The prof isn’t a mathematician.

    Bet: Department of education. That was the original stronghold of Marxism in American education.

  16. JeffersonSpinningInGrave says:

    Didn’t see this before I posted. Yep, there we go.

  17. geeknerd says:


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  19. FromNJ says:

    I love how Math is all of a sudden racist because it is used to calculate things the SJWs don’t like to hear about – like crime statistics and poor grades among minorities…

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