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The way I had always phrased that myself is that men test themselves on physical and practical intellectual matters, whereas women test themselves emotionally. But I think what you’re saying is closer. When a woman puts on a man’s job (the clothing, the attitude, the degree, the social status), they do it to test if they can still be true to their feminine self, like a woman who still looks sexy wearing a man’s shirt. I’ve had professional women say as much to me, that they feel like they are just pretending to be lawyers or engineers, just playing dress-up. Demanding that men take them seriously is part of the game.

Unfortunately, by allowing women to have half (or more) of the training resources for essential jobs in medicine, engineering, law, government, and so forth, we’ve cut our real capacity for excellence and innovation in half. The female half of the workforce is more interested in how they look doing it than getting it done right, and I really believe that this is one of the main problems holding our economy back.

Anon7, The Spearhead 39 Comments [12/7/2012 9:19:42 AM]
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Mister Spak

"Unfortunately, by allowing women to have half (or more) of the training resources for essential jobs in medicine, engineering, law, government, and so forth, we’ve cut our real capacity for excellence and innovation in half. "

Fundie math: 1+1=.5

12/7/2012 9:43:45 AM

Leighton Buzzard

Dude, what women actually say to you and what you think you heard are not necessarily the same thing.

12/7/2012 9:48:16 AM

UHM

"by allowing women to have half […] we’ve cut our real capacity for excellence and innovation in half."
Does he even realize he just said that women contribute nothing while working?

12/7/2012 9:49:46 AM

rubber chicken

Utter bullshit!

The only thing women, professional or otherwise, ever say to you is " Yes please, I will have fries with that."

12/7/2012 9:51:16 AM

John_in_Oz

It's worse than that. Most of the men are just going through the motions too!

12/7/2012 9:58:33 AM

Filin De Blanc

Translation: women keep getting better jobs than me which is obviously totally wrong and has nothing to do with the fact that I'm not particularly competent at anything.

12/7/2012 10:00:58 AM

Nagol

Do you really expect anyone to believe that any woman, let alone alone professional women, would ever give you any acknowledgement?

12/7/2012 10:13:20 AM

fishtank

Tell that to the lady who made Watson and Crick's discovery possible.

And Marie Curie wants your balls.

You shame our gender, dude.

12/7/2012 10:15:32 AM

Dr. Shrinker

Pretty tame for Spearhead actually.

Still stupid, but tame

12/7/2012 10:26:58 AM

Mr Blur

You are a dick. That is all.

12/7/2012 10:29:51 AM

Rob aka Mediancat

I go by this theory: Let's say that some professional women have said exactly that: That they feel like they're playing dress-up. So what? For every woman who feels as though they're getting away with something and giggling in secret, there are hundreds who are doing the best they can at their job, whatever the hell it happens to be.

12/7/2012 10:49:00 AM

Feral Dog

Yes, many nurses drive themselves into having a meltdown or even physical disability working double-shifts or even triple-shifts at the ER so she could play dress-up. Ass.

(There's a horrendous nursing shortage in my state)

12/7/2012 12:08:12 PM

Mattiedef

There's a difference between a woman liking to feel pretty and doing their job. They may enjoy both!

12/7/2012 12:14:24 PM

The Crimson Ghost

You my friend, are full of shit.

I'd also like to point out that dealing with "men" like you IS a test. It's a test of willpower-the willpower to not kill you.

12/7/2012 12:20:09 PM

Grimsoncrow

This is hands down one of the most disgustingly condescending and smug piece of sexist crap I've ever read on this site...
-Not because it's radical or obscene, like those " Let's legalize rape!!"-ones.
-but because he's being honest, not ranting...he really believes what he's saying.
I'm no feminist by any definition, (though I suppport equality), but reading this , I get a strong urge to punch his stupid, condescendedly smiling face.

12/7/2012 2:02:20 PM

Hasan Prishtina

So Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Milka Planinc, Tansu Ciller, Benazir Bhutto and Yulia Tymoshenko were all playing dress-up. I think they'd like a word...

12/7/2012 2:56:14 PM

AbsurdONE

Holy fucknuts, Batman! This asshat here has apparently never heard of impostor syndrome!

In case you’re reading this, Anon7, it’s not some feminine game when a woman says she feels like she’s playing dress-up, or that she doesn’t feel like a real professional. It’s a psychological disorder characterized by a sense of inadequacy, like you’re an unqualified fraud. It’s not a fun thing to go through; I’m speaking from firshand experience here. There's a certain creeping sense of dread when you feel like you’re wasting everyone’s time and money and that it’s only a matter of time before your perceived lack of skill is discovered.

Mind you, it’s not exclusive to women, but it has once been thought to be more common among women and blacks, so historical outreach has been fairly uneven; you’re not likely to find as many white or Asian men voice such feelings as a result.

TL;DR — Twist your dick around and shove it up your chauvinistic ass, Anon7.

12/7/2012 3:36:28 PM

Beltaine

I've been working in a technical trade for a few years now, and have yet to encounter a problem that required the assistance of my penis.

12/7/2012 4:31:55 PM

Raised by Horses

@Mister Spak
"Fundie math: 1+1=.5"

More like 1 + 1 = UNICORNS!!!

12/7/2012 5:10:39 PM

just keep redefining "fundie"

Not fundie. Make a "Sexists Say the Darndest Things", plz.

12/7/2012 5:15:28 PM

Old Viking

Joan of Arc knew she looked hot in armor.

12/7/2012 5:18:00 PM

Salex

Kindly go fuck yourself Anon7. You seriously butthurt that a woman was promoted ahead of you? I'm at the top of my field, I work damned hard to be here and to stay here. I'm not playing fucking dress ups.

12/7/2012 6:18:12 PM

Ozymandias

Yes, they FEEL like they're just playing dress up because idiots like you treat them that way. They work harder then anyone just to overcome the sexist practices of a patriachal workplace, but they still don't get acknowledged or, as you so helpfully pointed out, taken seriously. People like you are what's holding us back.

12/7/2012 6:42:51 PM

ScrappyB

If all we wanted to do is play dress up, we could do that for a lot less than a legal, engineering or medical education costs, you fuckwit.

12/7/2012 11:18:33 PM

Swede

The most suited to a position should get the job/university spot, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation and disability. Anything else is discrimination, and against the law in most countries.

We're not "allowing" women to have half (or more) of the training resources, women are qualified to have half (or more) of the training resources. If we, on the other hand, only allowed men in, then we would literally cut our capacity for excellence and innovation in half, as only half of the potential excellence and innovation would get in. If Marie Curie had played by the book, there would be no-one who had won a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.

I know many men who are more interested in how they look during the work day than I am. As they buy much more hair care products, clothes, skin cremes, etc, they are contributing more to that part of the economy than I do.

12/7/2012 11:46:25 PM
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