[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Some interesting thoughts on "benevolent sexism"

Mitchel McAllister xonimmortal at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 5 04:20:38 UTC 2013

Thanks for sharing Rachel.

Shall we synchronize our watches, to count the seconds until another guy comes up to me and asks me if I saw the "hot chick" who just walked in.

As I have mentioned before, if I, as a gay man, treated the guys in the space they way they treat the women, I'd be thrown out so hard I'd be in orbit.

No it's not surprising that any woman *or* man can code, weld, hack, sew, etc. regardless of appearance, sexual identity, orientation, skin color, heritage, etc.  What's surprising is the number of people think it is.

--- On Thu, 4/4/13, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
> I always kinda wondered why I cringe
> when someone is astonishedly pleased that as a woman I
> [code|weld|CAD|etc].  That ought to be a compliment,
> right?  Excellent discussion here.  Go Sci-Am!
> Rachel1.0
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject:     Some interesting thoughts on
> "benevolent sexism"
> Lots of really good thoughts here, esp. comparing obituaries
> and the
> response to "I fucking love science" revealing her gender:
> http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psysociety/2013/04/02/benevolent-sexism/
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