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Randarkman
Jul 18, 2011



ArbitraryC posted:

nerds socially spurned throughout their emotional development growing up to not view them very well isn't too surprising. The people who were successful when they were younger tend to have a lot healthier relationships with women as an adults.

Eh, I think it's a common misconception that people who are scientists are maladjusted nerds, or vice versa. I would guess the reason that sexual harassment is rife in the sciences is because many of them, particularly physics and mathematics (and physics to a greater degree) are completely and utterly dominated by men in an institutional sense, and have been for more than 100 years, even continuing to be so after education became more open to women and. I would bet that the problem isn't nearly as prevalent within the fields of chemistry and biology where women are better represented. It's probably this imbalance that has contributed to creating a toxic environment more so than everyone being weird virgin nerds*, and it should also be stated that in physics at least it is also old men who dominate and not just men in general, make of that what you will.

*This is not a defense of weird virgin nerds, I'm just kind of sick of that assumption that being a nerd makes you good at science, it simply isn't true at all. Most nerds utterly suck at science and are only really into it in a very superficial way through sci-fi and poo poo.

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