"As to women in mathematics, the issue is well discussed in Philip Greenspun's piece -- http://philip.greenspun.com/careers/wom
"I have no belief in or concern for the "United Nations" and its "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". Back some fifteen years ago, when I was young and optimistic, I was saying that what is now my country (Israel) should have ended its membership in the United Nations on the day of the passage of the infamous "Zionism is Racism" resolution, or at any later moment of its choosing. Today, I would still of course be very proud if Israel did it, but I am no longer optimistic enough to advocate it."
"One cannot be "left alone in academia". One can only be left alone with one's property rights, within the limits of one's property rights. Whoever feels uncomfortable at his or her job, should simply resign. That is also the reason why I do not believe in tenure, at least and in particular as applied to myself specifically, and would rather prefer an academic job market environment with fewer or no tenured positions, and more potentially indefinitely extendable, non-tenured positions."