[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Some interesting thoughts on "benevolent sexism"
pnaomi at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 22:27:44 UTC 2013
Even if there are epidemiologically observed differences between the sexes,
that can't in any way inform the likely phenotypical expression of any
given individual. One is crippling oneself by setting expectations for an
individual based on statistical likelihoods in the population.
On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 3:24 PM, Darius Garza <313kid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Interesting how googling "mental rotation and sex" confirms that this is
> merely a socialized discrepancy:
> 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"
>> Twitter: @xkit
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Naomi Theora Most
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