From the prog rant:
They see a poster of greased up women in a colleague’s office and they know they aren’t respected. They hear comments about “bitches” while out at a bar with fellow science students, and they decide to change majors.
I know we shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking anecdotes are ultimate proof of anything, but I’ve never seen, in the sciences in either academia or in the workplace, pictures of ‘greased up women’. Nor can I recall any bar convos with fellow students or colleagues about ‘bitches’. (Not that a term used to describe specific individuals is an attack on all women the way progs hold it to be, but even so…)
But if all it takes is a bowling shirt, a pin-up, or overhearing a word one finds unpleasant, to prevent one from entering a particular field, or changing majors, then one is probably not only not cut out for that field, but for life itself here on planet Earth where the rest of us live. Suck it up, already! Or go live in a plastic bubble.
This is the sort of casual misogyny that stops women from entering certain scientific fields. They see a guy like that on TV and they don’t feel welcome.
Hat Tip Vox Day.