I have a headache
Normally I would blame said headache on being asked to process irrational and ludicrous propositions. But, no, according to some, it's because my smaller, inferior brain just can't handle the truth (cue Jack Nicholson).
Here is the interesting thing to me: it's well known that black and Hispanic teens, on the whole, score lower than do white and Asian teens on standardized tests like the SAT, which was used for this study. This has (in part) led some to question the SAT's efficacy as a predictor of collegiate aptitude. You'd have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the controversy surrounding the impact of cultural factors on "intelligence."
And I think this approach is largely a smart one. For one thing, intelligence is notoriously difficult to define, and even more difficult to accurately measure.
And yet, when the exact same approach is used to determine how males and females measure up in terms of "intelligence" (again, the definition of which could very easily be just as culturally determined as its measurement -- if the definition of "intelligence" is geared toward a heterosexual male WASP view of reality, then of course heterosexual male WASPs will be more "intelligent." That's as ridiculous as me saying I'm "prettier" than Ben Stiller. Says who? What's "pretty"?), the immediate response is, "see, this proves men are smarter than women!"
I'm calling bullshit. I would like to see these very same people make identical claims about the racial disparity in SAT scores. I would then like to see them get beaten up in an alley by the inner city minority thugs, because we all know that minorities raise thug kids.
Jesus. Anyone who thinks we don't live in a sexist society need only look at the ludicrous conclusion-jumping that our scientists engage in.