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krisi
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Re: gender blabla
krisi   3/21/2014 11:44:13 AM
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Engineering is becoming a lousy profession...long hours, lots of stress...why would you encourage woman to do it? I think they are smarter than that, they need more balance in life

Max The Magnificent
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Re: gender blabla
Max The Magnificent   3/21/2014 11:39:03 AM
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@CheapMonk: ...the general gender debate which is counterproductive i think. I don't understand what it is supposed to do.

In the not-so-distant past I would have totally agreed with you. However, to be honest, more recently, I guess I've started to notice it more.

Maybe it's that I'm becoming more in touch with my feminine side (LOL).

I think that if I were of the feminine persuasion, I would be a bit "niggled" seeing thing like "him" and "his" and "mankind" and "penmanship" and "freshman" and "chairman" scattered around throughout various writings.

Maybe it's just that I'm working on my book about grammar and punctuation and writing in general for engineers ("Don't use commas like a stupid person," as Lynne Truss would say), so I've been looking into the history and evolution of different languages, and I've come to realize how much "old stuff" we've been landed with.

Or maybe its simply that in the "politically correct" world in which we now live, I've become more thoughtful since I stopped doing real work (engineering) and started making my living writing.

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Re: gender blabla
Max The Magnificent   3/21/2014 11:30:05 AM
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@CheapMonk: I really highly appreciate all your posts ... even this one

High praise indeed (ROFLOL)

 

HardwIntr
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Re: gender blabla
HardwIntr   3/21/2014 10:59:30 AM
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@Max I really highly appreciate all your posts and even this one; my rant is absolutely not about your post but about the general gender debate which is counterproductive i think. I don't understand what it is supposed to do. Regards .

Max The Magnificent
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Re: gender blabla
Max The Magnificent   3/21/2014 10:22:52 AM
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@CheapMonk: All that gender narrative is pure bullshit. It won't make any more girls in STEM education.

What, they make girls in STEM education? (I always wondered where they came from). The purpose of this blog was not to try to persuade more people of the feminine persuasion to become engineers -- it's just that I find myself more and more trying to work around gender bias in the written language, and I wondered what other people thought about it. Of course, "pure bullshit" is a valid thought, I guess LOL

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Re: My favorite movie trivia question
Max The Magnificent   3/21/2014 10:17:27 AM
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@Betajet: In what famous USA epic movie does an actor (male) with a name that is now usually feminine play a character with a name that is now usually feminine?

I don't know. John Wayne's real name was Marion -- am I getting close? Don't keep me in suspense...

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Ici on parle français
Max The Magnificent   3/21/2014 10:14:45 AM
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@betajet: According to none other than Miss Manners, "guys" is now gender neutral

I wonder what the gals (or "little ladies" :-) think about that.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: What's your knee-jerk reaction?
Max The Magnificent   3/21/2014 10:11:59 AM
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@Betajet: My knee-jerk reaction is to think of the late Pete Seeger's wonderful song...

Oooh -- you male chauvinist you -- at the bottom of the lyrics is says "Words and music by Peggy Seeger"

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Re: The universe strikes back
Max The Magnificent   3/21/2014 10:07:23 AM
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@Antedeluvian: This is notwithstanding that fact that it means "Father of the Elves"...

Dad! Is that you?

Seriously ... you thought you could mention that without it ever coming back to bite you? Just wait till we meet at EE Live!

 

Max The Magnificent
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Re: What's your knee-jerk reaction?
Max The Magnificent   3/21/2014 10:05:36 AM
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@Bert: But it takes that vocation too. Sort of a calling, if you will. Without that, you're swimming upstream.

I agree -- I always wanted to do "stuff" with electronics and robots and space and... engineering just seemed to be the right "fit" for me.

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