A University of Washington computer science professor penned an essay asserting that women don’t enter the computer coding field because they are inherently, get this, different from men and therefore make different choices than men make!
The university responded with a big, “how dare he?” and a petition asking students how they “felt” about the professor’s assertions. I told you there was an inquisition going on!
However, not all common sense has been lost. I am now in love with a writer named Jena Greene whose recent Smokeroom column celebrated a British study that shows women are more attracted to men who display a “benevolent sexism” in their interactions with the fairer sex.
Jena, my love, says she prefers men who see her as more delicate, to be cherished and protected and who demonstrate that by their actions.
Now if she’ll just get home, start the cooking and practice her curling skills on the kitchen floor, we’ll be all set!
Viva la difference!