Cornslammer225 karma2021-01-16 19:35:02 UTC
What's weird is everyone is giving him tons of shit about it and I don't think he understands...
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Cornslammer159 karma2019-11-20 19:07:56 UTC
Hi. After reading your piece "So There Are Fewer Women In STEM, So What?" and all I can say is: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
A few objections, which I will phrase in the form of questions.
1) You realize that people aren't mad that there are fewer women in STEM because "having women scientists" is inherently valuable, but because we presume women are better at HAVING FEEEEEEELINGS, and that's bad for any number of insidious psychological reasons (Like what is the result of us culturally telling men to distance themselves from their feelings, etc, etc,)? Like, your point that the psych degrees disproportionally go to women is a *symptom of the problem.*
So you ask if we should actively campaign for Men to join the nursing profession. The answer is: YES, we should do that. If there are Men who would listen to a Man-nurse to take their meds but ignore a Lady-nurse (And I have no doubt there are such Men), then get some dang Man-nurses.
So to answer your question, yes, men are the victims of culture pushing them out of empathy-dominated fields. Women are *additionally* victimized because we don't pay people in those fields as well as the fields men culturally gravitate to, and to be clear, the fact that hundreds of thousands of dollars of lifetime earnings is on the line here makes "recruit women to STEM" a bigger problem than "recruit men to nursing." But both problem we need to fix; and hopefully when there are more men in child development and mental health fields culture will start to shift and we can reduce the problems with toxic masculinity we have.
Cornslammer124 karma2015-10-23 00:55:51 UTC
NO! WE NEED ELON MUSK TO PERSONALLY DIG UP DIRT SAMPLES ON MARS!
Cornslammer19 karma2019-12-13 19:55:56 UTC
This is a really bad look for a politician, but it seems like the VAST majority of the AMAs here are just seeking free advertising. This doesn't strike me as too far outside the norm, sadly.
Cornslammer9 karma2018-08-15 17:35:20 UTC
You're 25. What experiences (Elected office, professional, or life experience) do you have which will allow you to evaluate how the policies you advocate for will have a positive impact on your constituent's lives? Do you think you're wise enough to avoid unintended consequences?
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