So with this whole Nature thing… (You know, the one where one of the most well-known scientific research journals published a sexist story straight out of the 1950s… and now says they did nothing wrong, women have no sense of humor (except their wives), and they’re getting uptight over nothing etc. (Bingo!), and how dare women personally attack sexist asshats by calling them out etc. Despite the well-written and polite explanations of how they are, in fact, doing harm by publishing a sexist story in what is one of the most well-known scientific research journals. Etc.)
I’ve noticed in the comments that when a male feminist says something, the sexist asshats in general ignore him.
If they don’t ignore him, they’re at least a little polite to them.
When a female feminist says something without mincing words, they attack her.
When a female feminist says something couched in stereotypical female language (I’m sorry … I don’t mean to say… I don’t mean to offend you… etc.), they attack her.
UNLESS straight-talking female feminists have already said their bit, in which case the asshat praises her for her soft language. Not like those other bitches.
Why is Nature doubling down on misogyny?
1. Because they can.
2. Because the men there are insecure and this is the only way that they can feel superior. So they’re taking every advantage that they can to keep women down.
We’re just flabbergasted that in this day and age OVERT sexism is still being countenanced at something that is (was?) supposed to be a top research journal. While we’re not surprised that there’s still sexism, we are surprised that something like this is not only being allowed, but is so strongly encouraged by the establishment. Generally at this point a statement has been released by the establishment saying that sexism will not be countenanced and the matter is being looked into. The fact that even that hasn’t happened is dispiriting.
Many of our readers are more expert on feminism and the way these jerks keep women down. Do you have any explanations for us? And how can they be countered? What is the best action for people to take?
Confidential to Ed Rybicki: We know you’re going to hit our comment section because you google your name every day and this confidential is going to show up. Therefore we are going to direct you to this post. We apologize in advance for your clueless response to our post somehow not getting fished out of the spam filter… we’ve read your same clueless paragraph on so many different blogs at this point that we don’t really need to see it again. Haven’t you done enough harm already? Don’t you have some “science” to do? We don’t care about your apology, but we are eagerly awaiting Nature’s. Also, you haven’t hit Paul Anderson’s blog, despite his post being quoted (and linked to) all over places you’ve been. We suspect it’s because you think he can beat you up.