When women are too angelic as angels
I received three bags of hate mail after last week's column and its intimation that women may, in fact, be worse drivers than men. (Yes, in my imagination my fan mail still arrives via the post office, in big canvas sacks. (And yes, in my imagination I receive fan mail.)) You might think, then, that I'd stay away from potentially incendiary gender-difference topics this week. You, of course, would be wrong. Probably because you're a woman. Kidding! No, you'd be wrong because I don't shy away from anything here at "The Social Animal." What do I look like, a girl?
Anyway, my point is that there is a study in this month's issue of my favorite journal about the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship, Theory & Practice, about how the so-called "stereotype threat" might be to blame not only for girls' math scores in school, but also for timidity among women "angel" investors (groups of wealthy investors who pool resources to makeRead More »from Why You Don’t Want To Marry An Alpha Male