Posted on | April 4, 2014 | 28 Comments
Is it National Offend a Feminist Week yet? Dr. Layla has got me on my knees, laughing at the notion that women shun Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors due to “concern that their ‘geeky’ male classmates will present poor social prospects“. Other major concerns listed were:
- they wouldn’t be any good at it.
To be sure: one should do things one finds interesting. But if you only did things you were good at, how would a feminist get past the teenage harpy stage?
When I did my engineering degree, the choice was driven my maximizing learning. All of the math and science would be kind of folded in, I rationalized, and therefore I pursued a major in control systems engineering. In middle age, the chief result of all this is that I can tell our government is running without proper stabilizing feedback, like a truck going down a hill without breaks. But I have a really bitchen piece of paper to back up my assertion, so, there.
I actually don’t know any geek girls, other than this blog’s old admin lady. Who was cool, but our traffic outgrew her patience rapidly. Or maybe it was Stacy’s dull, sonorous tones when expressing concern over technical issues. In any case, why would women in STEM majors want competition?
Challenge to feminists: just found an all-female engineering school. It turns out that there is a high school program to start women off in engineering in the back yard of Republican #WarOnWomen Generalissimo, Governor Scott Walker. Who knew? You can build that up into a full-on college, feminists.
However, moving yourselves from the “griping column” to the “doing column” is going to require new Applied Victimization research to find fresh blame targets. So, that’s an issue.