Reason women make lousy artists?

I pulled this quote off of an article about education.  The author is named at the end.  Damn, if I’d known this, I could have gone into voc-ed, saved myself a lot of time and money.


“No woman has been a significant original thinker in any of the world’s great philosophical traditions,” he wrote. “Women have produced a smaller number of important visual artists, and none that is clearly in the first rank. No female composer is even close to the first rank. Social restrictions undoubtedly damped down women’s contributions in all of the arts, but the pattern of accomplishment that did break through is strikingly consistent with what we know about the respective strengths of male and female cognitive repertoires.”

Murray’s 2008 book that Abbott cites, Real Education, argues that students with lower IQ’s are not as educable as smarter children