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"Scott very passionately wants to debate that nerds don’t have “male privilege” and that nerdy guys are the victims, not perpetrators, of sexism. He is arguing this to a commenter posting under the name “Amy,” who argues that shy, nerdy guys are in fact plenty dangerous on the grounds that she has been raped by a shy, nerdy boyfriend, and that in her life experience around shy, nerdy guys she’s seen plenty of shy, nerdy guys commit harassment and assault and use their shy nerdiness as a shield against culpability for it.

To be blunt, Scott’s story is about Scott himself spending a lot of time by himself hating himself. When he eventually stops hating himself and, as an older, more mature nerd, asks women out, no women mace him, slap him or ritually humiliate him — instead he ends up with a girlfriend who ends up becoming a wife. So far, so typical.

Amy’s story is about being harassed and groped by men in the tech world and, eventually, being raped by a shy, nerdy guy she thought she trusted. So far, so also typical.

What’s the biggest difference between Scott’s and Amy’s stories? Scott’s story is about things that happened inside his brain. Amy’s story is about actual things that were done to her by other people against her will, without her control.

And Scott, and his commenters, are treating the two as worthy of equivalent degrees of scrutiny.

This isn’t a new or unique instance of this kind of blind spot going on. We all know about the Gamergate firestorm where a bunch of anonymous guys on the Internet felt harassed and insulted by an article making general criticisms about “gamer culture” as a whole and deciding to react by harassing specific, individual women, including calling a SWAT team to someone’s house, and treating it as though these two things are equivalent."
MIT professor Scott Aaronson wrote a post about how feminism makes him feel like a monster. Here's what he meant
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I did mean that and I think it's okay, is a good thing. In the past it wasn't called rape, and in many parts of the world, it's still not, that's the point. A man had the right to force sex on his wife. Many men still think they do. Many women still think they do. That a man isn't a man unless he goes for it full bore. (-:)>+ 
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This week we have photographs from Nepal, China, Venezuela, Siberia, Israel, Ukraine, Missouri, Nevada, outer space, and many more locations
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"So I say, if you are burning, burn. If you can stand it, the shame will burn away + leave you shining, radiant + righteously shameless."

-- Elizabeth Cunningham
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2014 All the boys with their hipster beards!  (I can't tell any of 'em apart any more...)
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"Classic bad boys are not villains, or lechers. Instead they are outsiders who attract women because they are such inappropriate mates. They can be cads, uncouth or merely unorthodox. The disturbing idea of a socially unacceptable monster getting hold of a prized damsel echoes down through legend, back beyond Robin Hood and Maid Marian to Beauty and the Beast....

In western literature, [feminist author + psychoanalyst] Marina Warner suggests, the difficulty has been finding a satisfactory leading man. 'There is often a kind of deficiency because the princely hero is as dull as ditch water.'

Warner suspects that the early template for a bad boy was more likely the Italian sprezzatura, who was a dandy courtier with a certain fatal nonchalance."
As the comedian steps out with new love Jemima Khan, Vanessa Thorpe examines the lure of fictional and real-life sexual adventurers and asks why so many women down the ages fall for dangerous liaisons – or even Mr Wrong
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So much of the writing life is spent in solitude, or among people who don’t get what you’re doing or why you want to do it in the first place.

Stepping into a sense of community — to be with people who understand where you’re going because they’re aiming like arrows in that same direction – is like stepping into a bigger story that allows you to be a bolder and braver creative.

To change the world – or a small part of it – you must tell your story with your whole heart, to say what others can’t, or won’t. (See also: courage.)

Developing your gifts, finding your soulwork + cultivating an authentic voice are not selfish or self-indulgent but sacred obligations. When you tell the truth, you create space for more truth around you.

The world needs so much more of that.
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I’ve struggled with self-esteem, and I’m increasingly aware of those places in my life where I “gave away my power” by looking outside myself for validation and authority.

I have played small. I hide out.

As I get older it becomes more important for me to understand why – especially given my ambitious, competitive streak, or what my ex-husband always referred to as the fire in my soul: “You,” he once told me, “are no lamb.”
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Emma represents an archetype emerging in this culture that – judging by the success of characters like Katniss Everdeen, Lisbeth Salander and Anastasia Steele – girls in particular are hungering for, a femininity with fire in its soul.

It was originally Jo from Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel LITTLE WOMEN: the unconventional sister in the March family who had a temper, a desire for adventure and independence, and a fierce determination to be a writer. Like Katniss, Lisbeth and Anastasia – or Arya Stark, Sarah Conner, Ripley, Buffy, Xena – Jo embodies the Artemis archetype, characterized most of all by an indomitable will."
Emma Watson gave a UN speech over the weekend in which she declared herself a feminist, called for women’s equality and a loosening of gender roles. Emma represents an archetype emerging in thi...
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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada - Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia -- Kingston, Ontario, Canada -- Nara, Japan -- Mountain View, CA -- Palo Alto, CA
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I'm a lover and a fighter. But I'm allergic to cats.
Education
  • Queen's University
  • Lakefield District Secondary School
  • Adam Scott Vocational & Collegiate Institute
  • R.F. Downey
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Female
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September 2
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Justine Lee Musk