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

Ari Lacenski alacenski at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 22:30:17 UTC 2013

Oh, look: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/You%27re_being_emotional


On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Regards,
> --
> Garrett
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