The Bactra Review Why So
I once endured a talk by a tenured, thoroughly idiotic Danish psychologist, in
which he cited this difference in visualization, plus ``of course'' the
menstrual cycle, as the reason why women are never good mathematicians. One of
the women in the audience was, in fact, an expert in cellular automata and
similar spatial stochastic processes --- certainly a much better mathematician
than the speaker --- but couldn't, for reasons of institutional politics, tell
him where to get off; she drank a fair number of margaritas during the talk.