Things are just so terribly unfair, so pitilessly unequal in this awful society that some days it’s all I can do not to retire to the attic with a notepad and a length of stout rope. Today’s Times brings to our attention yet another clamant injustice: egregious gender inequality at Wikipedia, where it turns out that 85% of the contributors are male.
The victims? Why, women, of course, first and foremost (and minorities too, just on principle; they have season tickets). But we all know that until the day that the genders — however many there are of them lately — are represented in every conceivable human endeavor in mathematically congruent proportion, we are all victims, and we all should burn with a righteous and retributory zeal to set things right, and to punish, or re-educate, the wicked.
There’s just one problem, though: in this case, so far at least, there doesn’t seem to be anyone to blame. Not to worry: the safe money will be on white males, or the Tea Party, as usual; it’s just a question of getting the details worked out. It’ll make a nice doctoral dissertation for someone.
Steve Sailer has the story here.