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Upvote, downvote: Men's Rights Redditors on the evils of "p*ssy privilege" and women being encouraged to go into tech

Many Men’s Rights Redditors see themselves as fighting a noble fight against genuinely evil, misandrist radical feminists on the internet. One of their most powerful weapons: the deadly downvote.

Reading through one old thread on Men’s Rights last night, I noticed how some Men’s Rights Redditors had deftly deployed their downvotes to fight off the evil feminist misandry lurking in this comment:

SweetieKat -7 points 20 days ago (23|27)  As a feminist, I think the tech community does NOT work fine without females women. Women should be encouraged to enter the tech community if they want to. I'm glad people are speaking up and trying to make opportunities available.

Outrageous! A statement that could have been ripped straight from Valerie Solanas’ SCUM Manifesto!

Kudos to the brave Redditors who saw this vile misandry for what it was.

Elsewhere in the same thread, I happily noticed, Men’s Rights Redditors were helpfully upvoting the reasonable and uplifting sentiments of decent fellows, like the Men’s Rights Redditor who goes by the name theboners, who offered a sensibly critical take on the always controversial question of whether or not it was a good idea for men to give in to “pussy privilege” and let ladies have the  vote:

theboners 2 points 11 days ago (5|3)  It makes sense. Women gained suffrage without having to sacrifice anything (no draft, for instance). They probably got it purely thanks to pussy privilege (husbands afraid they'd withhold sex), and therefore they don't understand the responsibilities that men do.  As a result, women tend to vote for socialists, authoritarians, and other anti-freedom candidates.  GirlWritesWhat has a video about how women's suffrage results in a net loss for libertarianism, and I agree with her.

Oh you irresponsible women! Why do we let you do anything?

I mean, aside from letting GirlWritesWhat make YouTube videos; that’s ok.

It might be time for that blinking

 

 

gif to remind possibly literal-minded readers that I do not actually agree with theboners or think SweetieKat is a reincarnation of Valerie Solanas.

 

 

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weirwoodtreehugger
6 years ago

Tech is the new law. Lots of people went to law school thinking that have a law degree guaranteed a successful high paying career. Now there are too many lawyers and not enough jobs in the field to go around. At least in the US. I don’t know about elsewhere.

Now everyone is studying STEM thinking the same thing and there’s already starting to be too few jobs to go around.

LBT
LBT
6 years ago

RE: 92redrevolver

You do realise that it’s incredibly easy to get into the tech field?

Gee, then I wonder why, during this shitty economy, EVERYONE isn’t going into tech! I mean, god, had I known it was that easy, I would NEVER have scrubbed toilets and cleaned hotel laundry for a living!

MY EYES HAVE BEEN OPENED

Lea
Lea
6 years ago

There are not enough jobs of any kind to go around.

hellkell
hellkell
6 years ago

Why did it take 92redrevolver nearly 4 full months to come up with that completely inaccurate and irrelevant “retort”?

Well, they read it back in April and it took the entire time, because they’re not anywhere near as bright as they think they are.

92redrevolver is probably taking a nap after all the mental exertion.

Octo
Octo
6 years ago

Tech is the new law. Lots of people went to law school thinking that have a law degree guaranteed a successful high paying career. Now there are too many lawyers and not enough jobs in the field to go around. At least in the US. I don’t know about elsewhere.

It’s the exact opposite here in Germany. Germany’s economy is still more based on manufacture than other European economies or, I guess, the US economy, so the demand for engineers is higher. But there are just too few of them graduating. So I suppose if US-Americans with engineering degree are looking for a job… here in Germany they are desperately sought after.

You do realise that it’s incredibly easy to get into the tech field? It’s just (quelle fucking surprise) women choose other careers.

Because we have a choice.

Yes, of course women do. But choices are never made in a vacuum. There are subtle social expectations and role models, and there is very blunt social pressure. So given that, why shouldn’t there be encouragement for young women to get into tech fields? Some encouragment to counter the discouragement they experience from society in general.

AL3H
AL3H
6 years ago

You do realise that it’s incredibly easy to get into the tech field?

http://s671.photobucket.com/user/Sinsei55/media/HAHAnoOwl.jpg.html

Yours Sincerely,
A woman in STEM

sparky
sparky
6 years ago

You do realise that it’s incredibly easy to get into the tech field?

And that is incredibly patronizing to anyone on a tech field.

And of course, one can just make a secure, well-paying job with good benefits magically appear in a shitty economy by just, y’know, pulling it out of one’s ass or something.

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