While browsing the library's fourth floor I stumbled across this book, The Sexual Paradox by the sister of renowned evolutionary psychologist Steven Pinker, author of The Blank Slate, How the Mind Works, etc. I was impressed by the fact that nowhere on the dust jacket does she mention her kinship to Steven, preferring to stand alone rather than seek to ingratiate herself with Steven's huge following. Her book is an excellent look into the reasons why "equality" just doesn't seem to be panning out the way that feminists might have wanted. Instead of women flocking to the highly paid careers of science and engineering, despite the likes of Intel, Microchip and others desperate to show they can hire women to fill the roles that men traditionally have filled, women still make up less than 20% of these lucrative positions, and the excuses offered such as discrimination or lack of degrees just don't hold up. Susan's book is an excellent look at this conundrum that defies solution, and because she is both a woman and a mother, she speaks from a position of authority on this topic. A great read, look for it.
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