Infighting at the March for Science

Back on Feb 23, the March for Science tweeters posted the following:

If you read the comments for the tweet, the SJW were offended (which is pretty much a constant).

The next day, the March for Science prostrated itself before the SJWs and informed them they want to “learn.”

and if you read the comments on that one, you’ll see that it sparked a twitter fight.

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6 Responses to Infighting at the March for Science

  1. TFBW says:

    Evidently it was the word “female” which was the offensive part — I think? Twitter is to constructive analysis what a wood chipper is to a tree branch.

  2. Kevin says:

    The March for Life’s response is an example of the sort of thing that makes the Trump / Milo / Shapiro / Alt-Right approach to political correctness so refreshing.

    No caving to that sort of SJW response. No apologies, no groveling for forgiveness. Instant pushback, forcefully denouncing the response as childish and delusional, is the only rational response to these little firestorms that happen ten thousand times a day.

  3. apollyon911 says:

    If the tweets aren’t a strong argument to keep women at home I don’t know what is

  4. GRA says:

    Two of my cousins are engineers. It so happens they’re female. Their fathers are also in the field. One wanted to major in music, but was advised by her father, an electrical engineers, to enter electrical engineering (she has aptitude for music and math). The other father is a biochemistry professor and his daughter followed in his steps, though she focused on the intersections of medicine and engineering. They may have faced some hurdles along the way due to sexism but if they did they didn’t voice it. What one did voice was that even though she liked her program she was a little disappointed that the other females in her program who weren’t into makeup as she is.

    I take issue with the premise that a reason why there is a lack of female engineers is because of some underlying culture within the science community towards females. The question of what can the science community do is disingenuous since it assumes that the science community is unwelcoming to women. Maybe it was a few decades ago, but I don’t see it now. I get the feeling that no one cares. Of course, this all comes down to the same bizarre narrative that minorities, whomever they are, are somehow not being catered to simple for the fact that they are a minority, therefore their presence in STEM is not as great as the white male. I see this narrative in many doctoral programs in education, social work and human development.

    So my answer to what can the science community do encourage females interested in science to become scientists and engineers is to not focus on them because they’re female. Be indifferent. Be cold. Be analytical. The science programs in the past did not cater to males. Many females who enter STEM enter because they’re good at it, not because of some pathetic mantra of feminism. Dismiss the question that’s paraded around as some social concern because it’s honestly not.

    You don’t see the nursing field asking what can the nursing field do to attract more males. Or elementary teaching, Or social work. You don’t see major movement to include more females in the low brass section for professional orchestras (though it has been discussed before).

  5. Billy Squibs says:

    “If the tweets aren’t a strong argument to keep women at home I don’t know what is”

    You are joking, right?

  6. TFBW says:

    Given the lack of funny, I’d suggest “trolling” rather than “joking”, but whatever.

    Tweets in general are a strong argument that we’re all doomed. That, and YouTube comments — the epitaph of Western Civilisation.

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