April 27, 2014

First they came for Dilbert and Wally ...

In parallel to the war on the supposed "alpha-male culture" that is "endemic in software engineering," Charlotte Allen points out that Organized Feminism is campaigning to destroy another key bastion of sexism.
   

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://stuffblackpeopledontlike.blogspot.com/2014/04/if-you-see-something-say-something.html

Miguel S. said...

I can't feel bad for academics. They chose to live in a nuthouse.

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkxuC0phFck

Philip Giraldi - Is Israel a U.S. ally?

Oswald Spengler said...

"All revolutions devour their own children."

Anonymous said...

This stuff is indistinguishable from satire (or, should I say, satyr?).

Anon.

Anonymous said...

Here is how it works, broken down step by step:

(1) - Cool field is invented by cool guys

(2) - Mediocre guys jump on the bandwagon

(3) - Chicks jump on the bandwagon

(4) - Somewhere among steps 2 and 3, cool guys leave and go somewhere else, and cool thing is now uncool, collapsing under the weight of losers and women (crying that cool thing should be tailored to their specific wants and needs, making cool thing lame).


So much for philosophy.

Previous examples of once cool and respected things: Law, Medicine, Sociology, Biology, Professors

Predictions for future uncool things: Philosophers, Chefs, Politicians, Military Officers, Clergy (see pope Berjokelio)

Anonymous said...

I've been reading about this in the Denver news. They never get specific. Witch-hunt maybe. But like others said, philo profs in Boulder... I aint got time to cry for everyone.

Mr. X said...

"
(1) - Cool field is invented by cool guys

(2) - Mediocre guys jump on the bandwagon

(3) - Chicks jump on the bandwagon

(4) - Somewhere among steps 2 and 3, cool guys leave and go somewhere else, and cool thing is now uncool, collapsing under the weight of losers and women (crying that cool thing should be tailored to their specific wants and needs, making cool thing lame)."

I agree, although I don't know if I'd call the techies 'cool'. ;)

Here's my question: can anyone think about organizing a boycott, or reverse boycott against a targeted company? We whine a lot about feminism but never organize to resist it.

Grey Enlightenment said...

yes, Wallie and Dilbert epitomize the alpha male lol

Shouting Thomas said...

You don't organize to resist feminism. You go where women don't want to be.

Currently, that would be blue collar infrastructure maintenance jobs. The ladies don't like rough, dirty work.

In my 45 year working career, I left several careers behind and moved on as soon as the ladies infiltrated whatever field I inhabited. Entreprenuerial businesses are always good places for Lone Rangers.

One a biz succeeds and becomes a money cow, the ladies move in. Then, it's time for Lone Rangers to move on.

Mike said...

Anon at 12:46am:

Re: Clergy. It's already happened with the U.S. Catholic church.

Anonymous said...

There is a navel gazing joke in here somewhere, I can feel it, but am not cleavage enough to find it.

They switched from navel gazing to buttocks gazing. It's a start.

Anonymous said...

"College philosophy departments have been under attack from feminists for years. Philosophy is one of the few humanities fields left in which men actually outnumber women. At the University of Georgia, for example, only 33% of undergraduate philosophy majors are women, according to a National Public Radio report. Nationwide, only 20% of philosophy professors are women.
Feminist philosophy professors don't like that, even though a study at Georgia State University found that female students who took an introductory philosophy course simply deemed "the course less enjoyable and the material less interesting and relevant to their lives than male students."
Philosophy is the most abstract of all the humanities disciplines, and it's likely that it appeals more to men, with their generally greater facility for abstract, math-like reasoning, whereas women's brains seem more strongly adapted to social skills and memory."

Shockingly sensible stuff.


Anonymous said...

Who knew Prof. Hagel hosted all these Tailhook parties after work?

No wonder little Freddy Nietzsche always looked so bombed out.

pat said...

I have often good naturedly teased the commenter called 'Whiskey' because of his obsession with 'Alphas' and 'Betas'. He sees all human interactions as a macrocosm of a pickup bar.

But sometimes the shoe fits.

Sterling is a very 'weak tea' sort of racist. His problem is that he is a lover not a hater.

He's a ridiculous old man with a vanity investment that is designed to prop up his 'Alpha' self image. In the purer olden days a rich man would own sports figures (animals and men) solely as a vanity investment. Today, oddly enough, owning as sports team can actually be a good investment. But it is still motivated by creepy emotions.

This time, Whiskey's right.

Pat Boyle (AKA Albertosaurus)

James Hedman said...

First they came for Dilbert and Wally and the next thing that happened is that the lights went immediately out.

Sean said...

The 'double life' of Peter Ludlow "Before the Northwestern University philosophy professor became the target of a recent sexual harassment suit filed by a former student, he had long established an otherworldly persona in the realm of virtual reality via "The Sims Online" and "Second Life."


Philosophy professor Brian Lieiter (sample of his blog thoughts: Racism, Evolutionary Psychology-Style) isn't with the feminists regarding protests about Ludlow. Leiter at work in a comments thread on 'FEMINIST PHILOSOPHERS' site.

Anonymous said...

Damn those alpha male philosophers and software programmers!


candid_observer said...

Leiter's a too typical case in philosophy regarding feminism.

He can't of course even entertain the idea that the feminists might be wrong about whether there's an important genetic/biological component to the exceedingly small numbers of top philosophers who are women. So he is nominally very much on their side, as are the countless male like-minded deriders of the biological hypothesis in philosophy.

But then the feminists, taking the environmental explanation with deathly seriousness, demand radical change in the "climate" in philosophy. And that looks crazy and oppressive to Leiter and friends, since it entails giving up such prized values as academic freedom and due process. But, given how little improvement there's been in women's numbers in philosophy, how else but by radical change can the climate in philosophy be improved to the point that women can achieve parity?

Leiter and friends have been digging their own graves to show their solidarity with feminists. Now they find themselves balking when they are now told they must complete the process and jump into those graves.

Please, all, shed a crocodile tear on their behalf.

J Liu said...

Hey Mr. X, medicine still has a few cool specialties left:
Orthopedics - the joke is bench + board score = 500 (a lot easier to get a bench of 250 than a board score).
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - recently discovered and increasingly popular for those who have the ortho bench press without the high the board score
Basically any specialty that has an average Board/Step 1 score higher than say 240, does a surprisingly good job keeping out women who I agree ruin the cool and can have ob/gyn as a field to themselves

candid_observer said...

Oh, BTW, the latest scandal in philosophy is that a prominent philosopher of social justice apparently sleeps around -- not, it would seem, with his students or colleagues, but with others from other universities.

Oh, and maybe he lies about whether he's married.

http://thoughtcatalog.com/anonymous/2014/04/i-had-an-affair-with-my-hero-a-philosopher-whos-famous-for-being-moral/

Anonymous said...

Sterling is a very 'weak tea' sort of racist.


Really? The man said "You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs."

Clearly he's a vicious anti-Semite of the sort Whiskey cannot abide!

Anonymous said...

http://drjamesthompson.blogspot.com/2014/04/bbc-to-mention-intelligence.html

candid_observer said...

Just a little follow-up on the shocking case of a Professor of Philosophy who sleeps around.

First, be sure to take all this with all the properly prescribed grains of salt.

In the comments to the article, someone who purports to be this professor turns up, claiming that the author of the piece is using the article as grist for a law suit she’s preparing against him. And someone who purports to be the author writes in the comments:

“As I repeatedly told you, [XXXX], my being with you was not a case of informed consent, for I would've never consented to being your secret mistress. This is a public matter because it needs to be known that you are a serial sexual harasser and because I have proof of your intention to continue having sexual relations with innocent young women. See you in court, dear one. Xoxo”

So now, though she did, on her own account, volunteer to jump into bed with this guy after a few hours of talking philosophy, her consent was not properly "informed" because he didn't reveal as quickly as she might have liked that he was married (and its seems clear from what she says that she didn't even ask him at first). It's practically rape, don't you know, to tell a lie or even stretch the truth when getting a woman into bed.

Also, according to the author, the professor is a “serial sexual harasser” because he has stated that he will continue to sleep around with “innocent young women”.

And all this is the legitimate subject of a law suit.

Yes indeedy, we are doomed, and philosophy will lead the way.

Reg Cæsar said...

Feminism isn't philosophy, it's emotional disturbance, and in too many cases it approaches mental illness.

Ever get the feeling that the most annoying feminists are the male ones? That's because they're still sane. Smug, self-serving and wrong, to be sure, but still in control of themselves.

Jefferson said...

"I agree, although I don't know if I'd call the techies 'cool'."

Techies are seen as cool if you are culturally a nerd who looks up more to Steve Jobs than you do to Young Jeezy for example.

Of course techies are not cool if you are say culturally Hip Hop.

Anonymous said...

The future of philosophy, as guys like Bill Vallicella have realized, is no longer in academia.

If it ever was. Most academic philosophers, it seems to me, are perfect fits for the description Plato gave of the Sophists.

ogunsiron said...

... It's practically rape, don't you know, to tell a lie or even stretch the truth when getting a woman into bed.

Also, according to the author, the professor is a “serial sexual harasser” because he has stated that he will continue to sleep around with “innocent young women”.

And all this is the legitimate subject of a law suit.

Yes indeedy, we are doomed, and philosophy will lead the way.
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This thing is turning up in atheism/skepticism, software, gaming and now in academia.
All of a sudden. Someone really needs to investigate what's going on. Millenials seem to have been very efficiently brainwashed into the whole social justice/extreme feminism mindset.

Xanthippe said...

If you can't get enough of crazy feminists in philosophy,
Read the comments of "Highly Adequate" here: http://laughingphilosopherblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/on-amy-ferrer-the-apa-and-the-colorado-site-visit/

Then read the response of highly esteemed professor of Berit Brogaard here (http://www.newappsblog.com/2014/03/highly-adequate-women.html) and, most especially, here (http://www.newappsblog.com/2014/03/rutgers-student-engages-in-trolling-and-sexist-behavior.html#comments).

Long story short, Brogaard seems to believe that defending the views of Simon Baron-Cohen constitutes not only grounds for expulsion from a graduate program, but psychopathy.

Anonymous said...

Seeing as JJ has vaed off did Github replace meritocracy which she had replaced in their slogan?