• Tankiedesantski [he/him]
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    -15 months ago

    I’m sure you didn’t mean it, but given the dearth of women in engineering, there’s an interpretation of this meme that’s kinda sexist.

      • Tankiedesantski [he/him]
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        75 months ago

        Like I said, I don’t think you meant it.

        Independent of who you are the meme could be read in a certain way.

        • @fossilesque@mander.xyzOPM
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          5 months ago
          1. You could replace either character and the meme would still work. Sometimes, things are just a joke.
          2. I’m not responsible for bigots who misinterpret things based on their own biases.
          3. Woke scolding only divides people who should be allies instead of addressing those who are the problem (see 2).
            • StalinForTime [comrade/them]
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              35 months ago

              If you think this doesn’t exist then you haven’t spent enough time differentiating Marxism from liberal identity politics.

              • Kuori [she/her]
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                55 months ago

                so glad you were here to explain to me the error of my ways, whatever would i do without your enlightened understanding of marxism🙄

                if you think people complaining about “woke scolds” aren’t 99% conservatives then idk what to tell you dog, particularly in the context of “actually being concerned about social issues pushes people into reaction!”

          • @milicent_bystandr
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            45 months ago
            1. Yes you are! This is the internet! Stop being nice and start hating people!!
          • Tankiedesantski [he/him]
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            25 months ago

            If 1) is true then taking a stand on 2) and 3) is pointless at best and callous at worst.

            Like you said, the joke works equally well with the genders reversed to remove the possibility of misinterpretation.

            • @fossilesque@mander.xyzOPM
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              I understand, however, I feel that the critique of this meme is an overreach and, frankly, misdirected. By focusing on this as a problem, we risk diverting attention from the real, substantive issues that need our energy and advocacy. It’s important to pick our battles wisely and concentrate on fighting blatant sexism and inequality, rather than reading into harmless humor. We do a disservice to the cause by attacking allies over perceived slights that, in reality, are neutral and unrelated to the broader struggles women face in STEM. Regardless of who is in this meme, it does not effect my position as a woman in STEM in any way.

              • Tankiedesantski [he/him]
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                25 months ago

                I’m not trying to attack you or anything. I’m not calling you a sexist and throughout this whole interaction I’ve given you maximal benefit of the doubt about your intentions.

                All I wanted to do is point out that this meme could be read to have an unintended negative meaning, a point which I don’t think you’ve even disagreed with.

                If a big part of why this meme is okay to you is the fact that you’re a woman in STEM them at least men should be aware that it might be interpreted differently if they share it or spread it around. It is, after all, a meme.

    • @milicent_bystandr
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      55 months ago

      That sounded darker when I misread your comment as

      the death of women in engineering