The sexism at AVFM is always fresh and new and it’s not like we haven’t heard that women shouldn’t be in math departments before. AVFM thinks women should just stop already and let the men have their space.
Rather than interpret male resistance to female engineers as a negative view of women, why not consider it a self-indulgent desire for a male space?
See how easy that was? It’s not misogyny. It’s just that math belongs to men ladies so step aside. Ugh.
To explain how math belongs to men and boys, the author Thomas Impelluso, talks about how boys pee standing up and this quality means men have more reason to be in math.
When I was in the fourth grade, boys learned to pee while standing. We often made a mess (boys are always in motion, fighting with the world, it seems), but the custodians were paid to clean the mess.
To understand dynamics (the study of motion), one must brutally sever an object from its surroundings. Then, one must replace all formally contacting objects with forces. This is the essence of Newton’s third law.
Yep. Boys learn math by peeing.
I remember, one time, this one kid peed out of the third floor window. That afternoon, the boys kept laughing in class and we all got in trouble because no one wanted to snitch.This process is called the creation of “free body diagrams.” It is not holistic, it is not integral. It is brutal rupture of an object from its environment, enabling one to focus on it exclusively.
Are you females getting the message yet? Since you don’t pee like boys do you will SUCK at math.
So that is why I tell my son to pee while standing despite what the school says. For the goal is not the end. To pee while standing is irrelevant; the goal is to learn how to pee while standing (to learn how to do what men do, with other boys): the goal is a process, not an end. The goal is to aim, to miss, to reload, to aim better, to make the attempt at a solution, to splatter the floor, to abandon one method, to learn that the world will not end if there is urine on a wall, to reload, to pee out the window and watch the parabolic flow of fluid, to get a partial solution, to break a barrier and finally hit the target. And if the school has an issue with how boys learn, they can remind the custodians and teachers that they work for the students, not the other way around. It’s a toilet, not a boy.
See ladies, peeing while standing is your ticket to mathematics. Otherwise, it’s a male space and unless you have a penis you are not allowed. That’s not misogyny ladies! AVFM says so!