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

Mitchel McAllister xonimmortal at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 5 22:13:54 UTC 2013

--- On Fri, 4/5/13, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com>

> >
> Men and women have different brain matter and this may well
> explain
> why men tend to excel at math, logic, mental rotation,
> problem solving
> and the like and why fewer women tend to seek out careers
> which
> require such skills.
> -- 
> Garrett
> Twitter: @xkit
> personx.tumblr.com

Yeah, right, NO! Neither gender has a strangle-hold on specific mind-sets, skills, aptitudes, or perspectives. If you feel comfortable pigeon-holing yourself, go right ahead, but please leave the rest of us out of it.

On the other hand, a lot of people seem invested in continuing to socialize children into believing this crap.

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