There has been a lot about how women need special diversity programs to help overcome sexism in math and science if they are to succeed in these fields (here, here, here for starters).

The subhead on today’s must-read piece by Heather Mac Donald in Time magazine explains why this is not so:   

Hiring bias runs in favor of women, not against them.

Mac Donald writes:

A new study finds that females are twice as likely to be hired as tenure-track faculty in the sciences as males. This finding undermines the claim that faculty hiring is biased against females. It also shows that the ever-growing bureaucracy to support diversity on college campuses is a waste of resources.