27 September 2007

Thanks, Peanut Gallery!

In a copy of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs for Research (Campbell and Stanley 1963):

When such studies show freshman women to be more beautiful than senior women, we recoil from the implication that our harsh course of training is debeautifying, and instead point to the hazards in the way of a beautiful girl's finishing college before getting married. Such an effect is classified here as experimental mortality.
Marginalia left by somebody between book's acquisition by The Ohio State University's library system (1969) and today (2007): "sexism rears its ugly head."

1 comment:

sossux said...

haha, I almost posted that. Cat's going to get a laugh out of it...