SCALE 8x: Moving the needle
Posted Mar 5, 2010 12:54 UTC (Fri) by forthy
In reply to: SCALE 8x: Moving the needle
Parent article: SCALE 8x: Moving the needle
Geeks in T-shirts and jeans (as if that was something bad)... and showing softporn... Sorry, girls, when you are so easily offended, it shows that many of you are actual misandrists, and you do nothing about it. Accept that genders come with differences (and the way sexual desires are expressed is one of the more obvious gender difference), and don't try to gender mainstream them. Come on, sexism isn't limited to males only, and when I hear girls talking about geeks, a lot of sexism comes along. This of course starts with talk about improper clothing, or personal hygiene, continues with alleged anti-social behavior, and certainly culminates in accusing of sexual harassment for every possible occasion. As long as such hatred exists on the other side, it is very difficult to overcome.
If you have enough women together, it is very easy to find some with improper clothing, insufficient personal hygiene, and social deficits, as well. This is normal standard distribution of statistics. Using these examples and making conclusions to a larger community is prejudice.
I'm fine that misogynism is now considered inappropriate behavior. However, we can't get much further if we allow open misandrism. And the general hostile perception of geeks by women is open misandrism - while a lot worse behavior is usually tolerated with traditional "high value" professions such as in finance or medicine. Or so to speak: We geeks aren't as well dressed as marketing - but we don't take our customers to the brothel.
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