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July 14, 2014

The Fragile Princess

This manic need to get girls into science and technical fields is just weird to me anyway,
is there something inherently superior to these fields, or something shameful if girls just don't care to go into them? Where's the PSA bemoaning the lack of girls in welding and digging ditches? The entire exercise is part of the latest feminist jag to get more women into fields they don't seem terribly inclined to be part of, even if they have to be forced to.
Word Around the Net

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 14, 2014 11:32 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Kvetch, retch, wretch!

Posted by: Stug Guts [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2014 11:55 AM

Well, you see, they need the "right" warriors for "The Science is settled", because....it's for the children.

Posted by: CaptDMO [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2014 3:18 PM

We need to get the girls involved in science and technology because the few boys left going to college are too emasculated to fill the need.

Posted by: B Moe [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2014 6:39 PM

Did you see GVDL's main-line article on "boomerang kids", and follow the link to see the whole lot? Notice any professions missing?

We can't, can't, just can't, can't, can't, have all the good high-paying jobs going to stem mens. The wyms must have their fair share. So it must be a full-spectrum effort: encourage the wyms, suppress the mens, if that's what it takes.

What makes it hard, though is stem is risk and fear, venturing into the dark murk of the unknown. Engineers are paid to design and build something new. All the easy things have been done. Anything new is really new, surrounded by a vast plain of failure and heartbreak. Sci, tech, and math are an endless and relentless hunt for the new and not-previously known, with mostly failure and a few unfairly-distributed successes.

I've seen it all my life, in every human endeavor. Mens are the risk-taking pioneers. Wyms are the followers. There are fraidy-cat mens and bold-ass wyms, but the exceptions prove the rule.

If we insist that people be topsy-turvy to Nature, ...

Posted by: John A. Fleming [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 14, 2014 8:49 PM

I don't know...

This whole thing doesn't seem like it's genuinely aimed at getting women into STEM careers, per se.

Seems more like it's aimed at building another victimology meme, i.e., that women are being PREVENTED from entering STEM fields by a patriarchal culture built on a traditional social structure. Part of the battlespace prep for an Elizabeth Warren candidacy, perhaps.

And of course this is being stacked on top of the you're-entitled-to-be-whatever-you-want meme, which is a corollary of the you're-perfect-as-you-are meme... the one that supports the you-can-create-your-own-reality/morality meme.

Stacked as they are, this is simply an evolution and continuation of the "self-esteem" movement that began back in the 60s. Psychologist Martin E. P. Seligman had some interesting (read: ominous) comments on that...


Posted by: AGoyAndHisBlog [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 15, 2014 6:35 AM

Don't forget the direct combat jobs in the military, such as infantry. Fortunately, 97 percent of women in America are not as stupid as their self-proclaimed betters. No matter what DOD does about direct-combat MOSs, we will continue to labor under an infantry woman shortage.

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