Why I’m a Sexist

The political system loves the extremes, it doesn’t so much show a lot love for the moderates.

– Claire McCaskill

I suppose I should write about my raison d’être. Why my beliefs are the way they are. Why I say the things I say. Why I write the things I write.

I started becoming interested in feminist critique in about 2013, when it took over the computer science scene. This doesn’t sound bad on paper, but there were some issues that cropped up. People were reprimanded for not using gender neutral pronouns. There were pages of arguments about the terms “master” and “slave”. Some people were obviously not pleased with this.

I was lucky enough to attend a science orientated high school. I managed to take many classes on offer, including classes in computer science. Then feminism crept in. On the first day of my programming class, the teacher spent half the class ranting about how sexist computer science was. He would e-mail us about scholarship opportunities for women only, then say “Sorry, men. There’s tons of opportunities for you” (Hint: he only ever posted scholarships and internships where women are preferred). Then there were the events. All of them during my school year were catered towards women. The only science club for several years was geared towards women. When one was started, the teacher literally said when I walked in “Where are all the women? I’ll have to make cuts to the club, but I’m keeping all of the women”.

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Introduction

In a word, the University’s fundamental commitment is to the principle that debate or
deliberation may not be suppressed because the ideas put forth are thought by some or
even by most members of the University community to be offensive, unwise, immoral,
or wrong-headed. It is for the individual members of the University community, not
for the University as an institution, to make those judgments for themselves, and to act
on those judgments not by seeking to suppress speech, but by openly and vigorously
contesting the ideas that they oppose.

– University of Chicago Committee on Freedom of Expression

 

The purpose of this blog is to document the dangers that ideology poses on real world solutions. This includes critiques of feminism and Marxism, two very prevalent ideologies. Other thoughts will be posted as well.

 

– Paul