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

Garrett Smith dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 22:20:21 UTC 2013

Posting order restored.

On 4/5/13, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:

> On 4/5/13 2:30 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:
>> On 4/4/13, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:
>>> I always kinda wondered why I cringe when someone is astonishedly
>> Astonishingly.
>>> pleased that as a woman I [code|weld|CAD|etc].  That ought to be a
>>> compliment, right?  Excellent discussion here.  Go Sci-Am!
>> 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.
>> are you fucking kidding me?
I can see you're getting frustrated! Try and calm yourself down. Take
a deep breath and RELAX, Rachel! Nobody is hurting you, OK?

Are men really different than women? I hate to be captain obvious, but
yes, men are different than women (don't shoot the messenger!)

Try searching some of those terms. Here's a good one: "mental rotation" sex.

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