[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Some interesting thoughts on "benevolent sexism"
313kid at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 22:24:40 UTC 2013
Interesting how googling "mental rotation and sex" confirms that this is
merely a socialized discrepancy: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22130691
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"
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