Thursday, January 20, 2005
What do men/women want?
An excellent post from Ampersand at Alas, a Blog about the popular belief that (a) men want to marry women who aren't as smart as they are, and/or (b) that intelligent women have a significantly lower chance of getting married. He not only blasts last week's NYTimes piece by Maureen Dowd, but even examines the studies being discussed, and points out that the wording leads casual readers astray -- even at the extremes, there is only about a 5% difference in marriage rates between the groups studied. Not much basis for a whirlwind of societal self-examination!