The Negative Impact of the Movement by Heather MacDonald
Excerpt: Our nation is about to be transformed, thanks to the movement. I am not speaking about a cessation of sexual predation in the workplace. If that were the only consequence of , the movement would clearly be a force for good. Unfortunately, its effects are going to be more sweeping and destructive. is going to unleash a new torrent of gender and race quotas throughout the economy and culture, on the theory that all disparities in employment and institutional representation are due to harassment and bias. The resulting distortions of decision-making will be largely invisible; we will usually not know of the superior candidates for a job who were passed over in the drive for gender parity. But the net consequence will be a loss of American competitiveness and scientific achievement. Pressures for so-called diversity, defined reductively by gonads and melanin, are of course nothing new.