<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" border="0" ><tr><td valign="top" style="font: inherit;">I just keep hearing several co-workers' reaction when I mentioned I had changed the oil in my car the weekend before.<br><br>"But- You're gay!"<br><br>My reply: "I was changing the oil, not fucking it."<br><br>I later found out that only one of about twenty of the straight guys knew how to do this (other than "go to JiffyLube"). The number of women in my workplace who knew how to do it? 15 out of 20.<br><br>But I am sure that Garrett will insist that it was the oil that did all the work.<br><br>- Reverend Mik McAllister<br><hr>"You can see the summit but you can't reach it<br>Its the last piece of the puzzle but you just can't make it fit<br>Doctor says you're cured but you still feel the pain<br>Aspirations in the clouds but your hopes go down the drain"<br> - Howard Jones, "No One Is To Blame"<br><hr>Purveyor of Subversive Fiction<br><a rel="nofollow"
 target="_blank" href="http://www.prismandink.com">http://www.prismandink.com</a><br><a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.lunatextpublications.com">http://www.lunatextpublications.com</a><br><br>--- On <b>Fri, 4/5/13, Gopiballava Flaherty <i><gopiballava@gmail.com></i></b> wrote:<br><blockquote style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; padding-left: 5px;"><br>From: Gopiballava Flaherty <gopiballava@gmail.com><br>Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Some interesting thoughts on "benevolent sexism"<br>To: "noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net" <noisebridge-discuss@lists.noisebridge.net><br>Date: Friday, April 5, 2013, 3:38 PM<br><br><div id="yiv1051346167"><div><div>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. <br><br>Thanks,<div><br></div><div>gopi@iPhone</div><div><br></div></div><div><br>On Apr 5, 2013, at 15:33, hep <<a rel="nofollow" ymailto="mailto:dis@gruntle.org" target="_blank" href="/mc/compose?to=dis@gruntle.org">dis@gruntle.org</a>> wrote:<br><br></div><blockquote type="cite"><div><div dir="ltr">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? <div>
<br></div><div style="">-hep</div></div><div class="yiv1051346167gmail_extra"><br><br><div class="yiv1051346167gmail_quote">On Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Garrett Smith <span dir="ltr"><<a rel="nofollow" ymailto="mailto:dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com" target="_blank" href="/mc/compose?to=dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com">dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com</a>></span> wrote:<br>
<blockquote class="yiv1051346167gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex;"><div class="yiv1051346167im">On 4/4/13, Rachel McConnell <<a rel="nofollow" ymailto="mailto:rachel@xtreme.com" target="_blank" href="/mc/compose?to=rachel@xtreme.com">rachel@xtreme.com</a>> wrote:<br>

> I always kinda wondered why I cringe when someone is astonishedly<br>
</div>Astonishingly.<br>
<div class="yiv1051346167im"><br>
> pleased that as a woman I [code|weld|CAD|etc].  That ought to be a<br>
> compliment, right?  Excellent discussion here.  Go Sci-Am!<br>
><br>
</div>Men and women have different brain matter and this may well explain<br>
why men tend to excel at math, logic, mental rotation, problem solving<br>
and the like and why fewer women tend to seek out careers which<br>
require such skills.<br>
<span class="yiv1051346167HOEnZb"><font color="#888888">--<br>
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