@fabel Seriously. I've already been practicing!
Dude this job would be PERFECT for me. I love pretending not to see people.
Don't forget to sort your lentils properly! http://www.porkulent.com/2011/01/how-to-sort-lentils/
Yes those Mother Jones comments are depressing but not at all surprising. Here are the options: women didn't invent the electric light because they are not good at inventing because of their DNA or women didn't invent the electric light because they have been slaves to biology for millennia and slaves to the patriarchy which denied them education, property rights and a public voice for centuries and is still trying to deny the latter even in advanced economies to this very day. Hmmm. Which one?
Everyone should also read this article about the "masculinization" of programming in the mid-20th century. A lot of early programmers were women, because programming was viewed as a form of clerical work. Once men decided it was actually difficult and creative, they shut women out.
Oh the comments at the Mother Jones article! Don't read them! Unless you want to rip into the dude who is all 'evolutionary biology means men have to one up and take credit for things they didn't do, it's in their genes!' UGH you are the problem, dude!!
By blueblazes on "The sexual narratives we absorb in youth are formidable, formative": What's Your All-Time Most Erotic Book?
@twirl2 YES the Cavebear books. But I was really started down teh romance novel road by the condensed versions to be found in the back of Good Housekeeping and Reader's Digest Condensed books. Both of those sources were sanitized, but they hooked my adolescent brain on the rush of the [predictable] romance novel narrative. It was only a matter of time before I progressed to throbbing members.
By themegnapkin on "The sexual narratives we absorb in youth are formidable, formative": What's Your All-Time Most Erotic Book?
@twirl2 my high school library inexplicably had a copy of Anne Rice's Exit to Eden.
By thinksmall on "The sexual narratives we absorb in youth are formidable, formative": What's Your All-Time Most Erotic Book?
In my formative years, it was definitely the Clan of the Cave Bears books; but my All-Time most erotic book, which I read as an adult, is Call Me By Your Name. No contest. That book is so hot (and romantic and sad and just all around great).
By twirl2 on "The sexual narratives we absorb in youth are formidable, formative": What's Your All-Time Most Erotic Book?
Oh gosh, whatever the sequels were for clan of the cave bear. My school library got fooled into buying the whole set (the first one was so tame!), and I proceeded to dive deep into the very very sexual world of ripening Aylah. Huge members! Virginity-taking orgies! Cross-species humanoid mating! Submissive sex on demand in certain clans, and then mind blowing respectful sex in others!