As we know, women feel oppressed by male expertise in various fields. Some people might say that the example of someone saying that men’s “expert power” oppresses women is just the opinion of one person and not representative of what feminists or women think. Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College (a place where any man serious about studying computer science should now avoid), said the same thing in an interview with LinkedIn. However she used the terms “arcane info”, “arcane details”, and pretty much any phrase beginning with the word, arcane, as code for male expertise oppresses women:
Moreover, in many cases when a female student does enroll in an intro course, she withdraws because she feels underprepared in comparison to some of the students (mostly geeky guys) who seem to know all kinds of arcane info about the subject.
Our instructors had private conversations with students who were using up a disproportionate amount of air time in class talking about arcane details and asked them to have those conversations with the instructors in private because other students found their level of knowledge intimidating.
If you have too much expertise in a subject, then you can’t ask questions in a college class. Asking knowledgeable questions in college means you’re oppressing women. This isn’t a random person on the internet saying this. It’s the president of Harvey Mudd College. Universities used to be about communicating knowledge and generating new knowledge, but we now have presidents of universities who think that such things oppress women.