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Sexual Metaphors at Hacker Camp

In the past it’s not been my practice to read the business section of the newspaper but lately I’ve been paying more attention to it. Sunday, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s business section featured an article I just couldn’t resist: Hacker Camp: Computer programmers get to play attacker in order to learn how to do security better.…

Ladies, all these years you’ve been using blenders and understood them as belonging to the category “kitchen gadget”. But when he uses the manly new stainless steel RPM blender, it’s not a kitchen gadget, it’s a tool! Or so the manly man on HGTV’s “I Want That! Kitchens” informed viewers this afternoon. It was a…

Mosquito Men

Female Science Professor works with Professor Troll. Perhaps many of you have a similar colleague or acquaintance. What do you do when you constantly have to rub shoulders with Professor Troll’s ilk? Like mosquitoes in summer, they buzz around strong, intelligent women, unable to stay away, compelled to bite with the little meanness of remarks…

The Caveman Mystique

Alert reader Linda Carpenter has given me a heads-up about a forthcoming book that is a “take down of ev-psych style cave-masculinity”. Ooh, that sounds tasty! The book is The Caveman Mystique: Pop-Darwinism and the Debates Over Sex, Violence, and Science by Martha McCaughey. Here’s the book description: Has evolution made men promiscuous skirt chasers?…

What Graduate Students Are For

Here’s a charming quote from a recent LA Times piece on neuroscience: …Lynch said: “Several years ago, I sent a student out and said, ‘Your job is to find out what the boys know about assembly.’ That’s what grad students are for. They’re the cannon fodder of science. You throw them at problems that have…

Men [Sick]

Have you read the Nature editorial? Have you read my earlier post about it? Maybe what you are wanting is a deeper textual analysis of the editorial itself. You’ve come to the right place. Men [sick] Our 1869 mission statement is out of date. That’s what the bitchy, complaining women are making us say. It…

Female Science Professor’s Scary Stories

Female Science Professor has been posting a set of tales based on her recent, annual trip to spend quality time with the extended family. Those of you with families should be able to sympathize. In Men Are So Special, she reminisces about last year’s bang-up good times: It might be easier to endure these family…

You can study it scientifically, gather the data, analyze it, publish it in Science, and have it discussed on NPR. But by golly, if you are asking us to give up cherished stereotypical beliefs about male and female nature, then you can just take your data and shove it, mister! You are wrong, wrong, wrong,…

An Update

For those who may be interested, I have written an addendum to the infamous “I Support Gender Equity in Principle…” post. The very ugly comments thread on that post is now closed. You’ll notice you can’t post comments here either. I’m doing this for my mental health. It’s either this, or all gardening and no…

UPDATE: I have appended some text to this post at the end. I have closed the comments on this post because they have become so unpleasant all around and I don’t think further dialogue here is serving any positive purpose. If you disagree with me, I’m sorry. I’m also sorry I didn’t do this a…