”Differences Within a Group are Bigger Than Differences Between Groups”

Has anyone ever told you this one, when you pointed out there are group differences between men and women? Like we are supposed to ignore that on average, men and women are different, because variation within each group is so much bigger? Usually said by a feminist. You can tell this person admits there are, on average, group differences, but they minimize their significance. However, one of the biggest feminist issues is evening out group differences when it comes to positions of power, pay, science professors and such. When it comes to group differences of results, it’s taken very seriously. The same people would ever use that same argument here, saying “Differences between individual women’s pay are bigger than differences between men’s and women’s pay”.

But seriously, if there are differences between groups, wouldn’t it also be reasonable to expect differences in results of those groups’ activities? On AVERAGE?

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