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VIDEO: Where Does the Phrase ‘Rule of Thumb’ Actually Come From?

Another academic myth busted by the incomparable Christina Hoff Sommers.

The Factual Feminist


June 2, 2014 - 5:00 pm

illustration via shutterstock /  Sergey Furtaev

The Factual Feminist video blog, hosted by Christina Hoff Sommers, covers all subjects related to feminist philosophies and practices. Christina and her #FactFem colleagues use a data-driven approach to the basic tenets of feminism and related topics.

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Thanks for this Christina. When I first came across the feminist explanation of rule of thumb, it seemed implausible on its face. It took less than 30 seconds searching online to show that there is no documentation for the claim. Just like you say in the video!
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