But the overall problem is one of a culture where instead of seeing women as, you know, people, protagonists of their own stories just like we are of ours, men are taught that women are things to “earn,” to “win.” That if we try hard enough and persist long enough, we’ll get the girl in the end. Like life is a video game and women, like money and status, are just part of the reward we get for doing well.
The relationship between this week’s mass shooting and misogyny in tech, by Arthur Chu. HIGHLY recommended reading.
The stories we tell ourselves matter.
Every year I get closer to making a nicely-designed t-shirt that just says “I AM HIGHLY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH MANY ASPECTS OF NERD CULTURE.”
I would wear that… and maybe volunteer to help design it.