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

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Fri Apr 5 22:33:53 UTC 2013


Has anyone actually met Garrett Smith in person?  I smell a sock puppet. 
  Feel free to reply to me offlist if you like.

Rachel1.0

On 4/5/13 3:32 PM, Snail wrote:
> [top-posting like a fiend]
>
>
> It's talking about CONFIDENCE being the real indicator of performance,
> not SEX.
>
> Men feel more confident doing tasks like these because they've been told
> all their lives that it's their special Y-chromosome-given talent.
>
> Women lack confidence in these fields when men and women repeatedly tell
> them that they aren't going to be any good, which is exactly what you
> are doing, which is why we are all pissed off.
>
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com
> <mailto:dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     On 4/5/13, Darius Garza <313kid at gmail.com <mailto:313kid at gmail.com>>
>     wrote:
>      > Interesting how googling "mental rotation and sex" confirms that
>     this is
>      > merely a socialized discrepancy:
>      > http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22130691
>      > .
>     That abstract doesn't imply anything of the sort.
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