More Feminist Victimology Horseshit

Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To. – The Daily Beast

Discrimination against woman is a widespread problem that requires responses on numerous fronts, but it’s important to identify and acknowledge its pervasiveness. No one should have their work, dreams, and career undermined because they’re the “wrong” gender or race.

And yet we’ve seen that even attempts at redressing this, when it’s filled with a backward or sexist view of women, can harm the overarching goal. No one is saying this is easy, but it would help if we started recognizing women as persons, and the many environments that do not treat them so.

Poor little helpless darlings.  We just need to help them more.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


More Feminist Victimology Horseshit — 2 Comments

  1. I’ll accept the assertion that there are competent female programmers, engineers, and scientists. I don’t believe I’ve ever worked with one. And I’ve worked with hundreds of female programmers and engineers over the years. (And no scientists, but I’ve worked with few male scientists, either, so that doesn’t mean anything.) I’ve worked with a number of competent female database administrators and computer system administrators and such.

    Perhaps my definition of “competent” is too restrictive. In the programming and engineering arenas, I use it to mean someone who can write code or design a structure that will do what it’s supposed to do. The programmer/engineer doesn’t need to constantly ask others for advice and doesn’t need to be constantly steered in the right direction. The programmer/engineer is not in the bottom quintile of productivity for his/her specialty and level of experience. And that his/her is really just a “his” because I haven’t worked with any female programmers or engineers who weren’t in the bottom quintile. But maybe my criteria are too high, and I should just use possession of a college degree as a measure of competence. Or possession of a vagina.

    The job of DBA/sysadmin has different skills and personality traits. Rather than creating something new, the admin mainly manipulates existing things, either performing almost-routine tasks or poking around to figure out why something broke. The job certainly involves smarts and knowledge, but usually not creativity. And, as noted, I’ve worked with a fair number of competent female admins.

    For all this: Coincidence? Difference between male and female minds? The patriarchy keeping the wymyn down? Beats me, I’m just calling it as I see it.

  2. The majority of “sexist” oppression women must “endure” is not propagated, or exacerbated by old straight white men, but by women, and gay men, who like to pretend they think for women.

    Meanwhile MEN, who who don’t engage in identity politcs, just performance, which is apparently sexist.

    Sorry victims that the oppressors who pay your bills don’t care about your neurosis, actually not sorry. Suck it up nancy, and do as you please, and do it well, and your “oppressor” will become your best ally.

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