Social engineering turns unanimously to STEM. @RichardAEpstein

Jun 23, 01:32 AM

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Social engineering turns unanimously to STEM.  @RichardAEpstein

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine last week published a lengthy report on the sexual harassment of women in their three respective disciplines. The New York Times headline about the report read: “How Universities Deal With Sexual Harassment Needs Sweeping Change, Panel Says.” The panel that authored the report consisted of 15 women and five men, and was co-chaired by Wellesley President Paula Johnson and MIT professor Sheila Widnall. The panel got the matter half right. Yes, current policies regarding sexual harassment in these and other fields of academia must change. The panel is also half wrong: What must end are nonstop efforts to tar institutions and individuals with excessive enforcement efforts under overbroad definitions of sexual harassment. The panel’s report was composed inside an ideological echo chamber from which all dissenting voices were systematically excluded, and its conclusions reflect its own want of open-minded discussion…

https://www.hoover.org/research/harassment-gone-haywire