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

Naomi Most pnaomi at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 22:23:46 UTC 2013

It's often not so much a compliment as it is an admission of (#1) the
remarking person's lack of world experience or (#2) a man's delight that
there's a woman in his subculture, presumably someone he can hit on.  #2
often entails #1.

On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 8:23 PM, 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
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> 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/<http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/psysociety/2013/04/02/benevolent-sexism/>
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