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A male friend of mine that develops AAA games told me, “When a woman criticizes me, it goes to a different part of my brain than when a man on my team does. I get defensive really quickly. I’m trying to get better about it.” I don’t think his is a unique experience.

We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.

This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.

No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry | Polygon (via brutereason)

Yeah, it goes to the “DISMISS ANYTHING WOMEN SAY” part of his brain, while he thinks about doing violence towards her. Men=shit.

As I sit here in a coffee house before I go to work, I am watching one stupid white male with a tablet and a pad of paper hog a 5-top. About 10 people have come back, looked and decided against sharing the table with him. Hmm, what’s that about? /s

Off to work from 445PM until 4am at my two jobs. Here is your daily reminder that men are trash. Do not “date” them, do not live with them, DO NOT HELP THEM. HELP WOMEN ONLY WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

We tell our women “get into science, get into math, get into the pipeline.” Who wants to be in a pipeline full of acid?

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I’m at the car dealership, waiting for my service recall to be completed, and this statement caught the attention of every woman in the room. Unsurprisingly, they all nodded in assent while the few men in the room looked uncomfortable.

The point is valid: even if access to STEM and other male dominated fields is made available, we need to do something about the culture in the field. Access to a pipeline full of acid, while it is still access, serves to maintain inequality.

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so my sister works in STEM & if you talked to her for like 5 minutes she can tell you how true this is. it’s fucking poisonous

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