Previously, I talked about this New York Times article and the attacks on tech startups that were found in the article and the article’s comments. The comments of that article didn’t limit themselves to attacking startups. Men working in the tech industry were attacked for having autism or aspergers syndrome and being permanently defective:
In tech especially, which tends to attract autistic-like males who are considered antisocial losers (because most of them are) we are asking stones to yield water. Short on empathy and social skills, the boy-men in the field are incapable of seeing real world suffering and POVs distinct from their own narrow ones. Riding the wave of big money and perceived “hipness” they have an outsized sense of worth when none actually exists.
Other comments didn’t explicitly accuse men working in the tech industry of having autism or aspergers syndrome, but clearly implied it:
The males who specializes in information technology, primarily software development, at least USA born and bred – I cannot speak for expatriates of other countries working as such in the USA – are stereotypical nerds with unfortunately few social skills, little to no knowledge of any subject outside of their specialty in information technology, next to no knowledge of politics, history or literature and on and on. They also tend to remain juvenile males well into maturity in many aspects of behavior.
I do not know whether there is a nerdy female equivalent, but perhaps there is.
With regard to behavior of such males, there is no hope for change. Once adult, they are beyond remediation.
Any comment that talked about men in the tech industry having low social skills or low “emotional intelligence” is accusing them of having autism or aspergers syndrome like this comment:
I am not surprised. Techies are not known for sensitivity, emotional intelligence or social skills.
There are two things to notice here. The first is that an article about the tech industry brought out comments about how all men working in the tech industry have a disorder on the autism spectrum. This would not have happened unless there are a lot of women and manginas who hate the men working in the tech industry. The second is how these comments explicitly that men working in the tech industry are not curable. In other words, men working in the tech industry and defective and an ever present threat to women. (Even if these comments said that men in the tech industry were “curable”, that wouldn’t be much better. Since men working in the tech industry don’t universally have an autism spectrum disorder as is claimed in these comments, attempting to “cure” these men would be equivalent to sending them to a Soviet reeducation camp.) The people who wrote these comments are basically proposing that men currently working in the tech industry be barred from being employed in the tech industry (or in any other industry because they would be a “threat to women” wherever they go) and much worse than that as Evilwhitemale empire points out:
Here’s a thought exercise.
What is the relationship between the continuously expanded definition of autism and aspergers (to include many high functioning boys) and the recent feminist hubbub over ‘brogrammers’ and similar tech men?
-these conditions primarily affect males and are often characterized by lack of socialization combined with proficiencies in math, science, etc.
-the hubbub over ‘brogrammers’ appears to center around feminists being forced to share power in the workplace with these men that they can’t do without in order to make businesses run.
It would appear that it’s becoming clear to feminists that there’s a class of men (on the top end of the corporate ladder) whose talents they are unable to duplicate.
-mental illness classification seems like a pretty easy way to marginalize or strip rights from someone that you don’t like without requiring that they break the law first.
Evilwhitemaleempire has answered the question of why an article attacking the tech industry brings out comments attacking men working in that industry of having an autism spectrum disorder. Feminists can’t control a major section of the economy that is dependent on male expertise, and feminists usually need the pretext that a man broke the law to strip his rights away. The only other way to strip a man’s rights away without him committing an actual crime (barring an outright police state) is to accuse him of mental illness. In the Soviet Union, political dissidents were accused of being mentally ill, and feminists are attempting to do the same thing to men working in the tech industry.