After reading the informal discussion and the transcript on women and their place in society in the workforce, I have to say that many of the things you said I disagreed with and were very blunt and not well thought of before you said them. It makes me take a step back and think about this when a man like you, who was the president of Harvard, could make such unthoughtful and untrue suggestions. As Bublick claims in her article, men and women are very different. Your theory of "different availability of aptitude" is just a way of saying that women are not cut out for the same positions or are not as intelligent in certain areas as men are. You claim that women are not as cut out for science and math as men are, this is a hurtful and insulting to women in general. One flaw I see is that you really only use your own opinion and views to make your statement and do not use any resources to support your claim. You say women don't want to work 80 hour work weeks, and that will interfere with the other things women have to do. You also say that men do want to commit to that long of work week while women do not. You don't take into mind that there are many brilliant women in those fields and many many women who are good in math and science. The lack of respect that is shown towards women in this country plays a role of how women get jobs and how they are looked at. You cannot make blunt statements without any proof and without any respect.