[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Some interesting thoughts on "benevolent sexism"
gopiballava at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 22:38:38 UTC 2013
Given that the majority of men suck at math and science, suggesting that gender is the cause of differential performance seems exceptionally unsupported. Being male is clearly *not sufficient*. There are enough women in science that is also isn't necessary to be male. There are differences in performance but the lines are fuzzy enough that you can't rule out the societal influence easily.
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On Apr 5, 2013, at 15:33, hep <dis at gruntle.org> wrote:
> is this for fucking real? like right now in 2013 we are gonna espouse some "men's brains are better at this and women are inferior at it." why is it that my brain is smaller than yours garrett and i am still fkn smarter than you?
> On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 4/4/13, 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!
>> 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.
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