In a paper released today, “Studying Women and Science: Why Women’s Lower Rate of Participation Rate in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Courses Isn’t a Problem for the Government to Solve,” Carrie Lukas argues that this application of Title IX would be unnecessary and an inappropriate use of government power.  This paper explores claims that discrimination is the primary cause of men’s and women’s different participation rates and details the many other factors-such as differences in aptitudes, temperament, and interest-that likely contribute to this outcome.

IWF’s Allison Kasic also wrote a piece that was published last week on which warns about the potential consequences of expanding Title IX in the academic arena.