Harvard Study: Women are Better Legislators

I will know I am still dreaming when I think I wake up and read an article describing a study that finds that men are better at something than women. You'll never read that. But we do have studies coming out of our ears on how much capable women are than men. The first is sexist, the second is progressive. What was it that Napoleon the pig used to say in Animal Farm?

The latest is a study from Harvard which reports that women are better legislators than men

A couple of enterprising Harvard University students have uncovered proof of what women in the United States Senate have long suspected and claimed: They really are better than men at working together, passing bills and cutting bipartisan deals. . Over the past seven years, the Quorum analysis found, the average female senator co-sponsored 6.29 bills with another Senate woman, while the average male senator co-sponsored 4.07 bills with another Senate man.

What does sponsoring bills have to do with anything? Most bills go nowhere. That means nothing.

Over all, women were far more likely than men to work across the aisle. Quorum found the average female senator co-sponsored 171.08 bills with a member of the opposite party; for the average male senator, that figure was 129.87.

Ah, working across the aisle! Does that mean liberal senators working with conservative senators to pass conservative legislation -- reigning in the EPA, stopping the illegal amnesty, or defunding Obamacare? I don't think so. Most of these "across the aisle" efforts were for liberal programs. Liberals can always find useful dupes like like Orrin Hatch, John McCain, or Lindsey Graham to pass things like amnesty and increased government spending.

So the study might be correct in finding that women senators are better at passing liberal legislation than men.

I'm fascinated by this continued effort to find women as superior to men in one field of endeavor or another. Do you remember when Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Court, she was called a "wise Latina", simply because she was a liberal woman? I call her an "unwise Hispanica", in deference to her extreme bias and her determination to treat the Constitution like a blank etch-a-sketch.

What is this insecurity that feminists have about their own abilities that causes them to constantly find "studies" that show their superiority? Why at universities do they need self-help and support groups when the men don't? I think all these things point to inferiority complexes. (Perhaps this explains why feminists secretly want to be dominated.) A capable woman doesn't need to belong to the Woman's Engineering Association or the Woman's Math Club, or make up fantastical lists why women are superior; she simply does her work or studies well, and the rest is simply res ipsa loquitor.

Pedro Gonzales is the editor of Newsmachete.com, the conservative news site.

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