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

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 22:35:38 UTC 2013


Countdown to Garrett responding with "ha ha guys, I was just trolling, you're all so reactionary"

On Apr 5, 2013, at 3:33 PM, Rachel McConnell <rachel at xtreme.com> wrote:

> 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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