Nov 152014
 

Back when I was a kid there was a book series for children called “Choose Your Own Adventure” where the books would have several story paths.  Every so often the book would have make a choice where the story would go and tell you to turn to a particular page to continue the story.  No one would consider these video games because, even though there have been games with text based interfaces, the decisions in “Choose Your Own Adventure” were incredibly limited.  That was true even compared to video games in the early 80s.  I was reminded of these books when I read about how the author of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books died.

The modern equivalent to “Choose Your Own Adventure” books is Twine, the platform Zoe Quinn used to vomit out Depression Quest.  This means that Depression Quest is not a video game, but a choose your own adventure story.  Knowing that, why would anyone consider Depression Quest a video game?

Video games, even low end ones, require skills and plenty of work to be successful.  To create a video game, artists and programmers are both needed.  AAA games need even more work from artists and programmers.  Both of these groups have to be paid, and to get better games requires more money to be spent.  To get a return on your investment for a video game, it has to appeal to potential customers.  People have to want to buy your game, so your game has to be fun.  This creates a problem for feminists and social justice warriors.  They will go bankrupt writing games that promote their ideology because they will never be fun and never appeal to potential customers.

Given these facts, they have tried to do two things.  First, they have tried to infiltrate the video game industry as we have seen.  However, that is ineffective.  If their infiltration is completely successful, the video game industry will no longer be producing video games people want to buy.  This will have negated the all the work they did.  So they have also done a second thing, try and replace video games with choose your own adventure stories via Twine.  Anyone can vomit out a Twine story like Zoe Quinn did with Depression Quest.  No skills in art or programming are needed.  What feminists and SJWs are trying to do is a bait and switch where Twine stories get included in the category of “video games” and then replace actual video games with Twine stories.

This bait and switch won’t work.  Twine stories aren’t video games, and no one will confuse the two.  If real video games go away, gamers will do something else, and it won’t be reading boring Twine stories written by feminists and SJWs.  Plus, video games won’t go away.  They will be made more in Japan and Eastern Europe and elsewhere out of the reach of feminists and SJWs.

Oct 212014
 

I have been reading more articles about the Satya Nadella situation for an article I’m going to write about Maria Klawe.  I have noticed a related issue that is important, the level of hate against Indian-American men in the comments of any article written in the last several days about Satya Nadella.

Let’s take a look at some of the comments to this CNBC interview with Satya Nadella (which was written yesterday and was primarily about Microsoft and cloud technology, not Nadella’s comments about asking for raises):

Did he tell all the women in the audience to STFU?

He is from India. Do you know how men treat women in India. They beat them!!!

He is from India. Men in India treat women like dirt.  He thought that he was going to get cheers from all the men for trying to institute the Indian culture and their hatred for women, here. It is not his fault because it is in his blood to be that way.

Is this the work of trolls?  No, because it is too widespread.  Just look at the comments of any article with comments written in the last several days about Satya Nadella and you will find plenty of comments like those above.  In particular, there’s an obsession with the idea that Indian men are all busy beating Indian women.  In fact, accusations that Indian men are woman beaters aren’t limited to anonymous internet comments.  People are willing to accuse Indian men of being woman beaters in articles where the authors use their real names such as this one.

Why are there such attacks on Indian & Indian-American men?  Men of Indian descent are common in the tech industry and are successful not just as rank and file employees, but as executives and startup founders as well.  They prove that the tech industry does not discriminate against women and minorities.  Also, for practical reasons it’s not enough to just attack white men in the tech industry.  Indian (and Asian) men are numerous enough in the tech industry that even if the white men were taken out, Indian and Asian men would fill the gap, not women and definitely not white women. 

That is what “diversity in tech” is really all about.  It’s get rid of the White, Indian, & Asian men followed by getting rid of the rest of the men when convenient plus foreign born women need not apply.  If you look at the demographics of who is attacking the tech industry, they are primarily white and barring that non-foreign born minorities.

Indian men in tech committed an unforgivable sin in the eyes of feminists by being successful in the tech industry.  And they did while coming from a poor third world country where they were worse off than any American women.

Apr 192014
 

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?

hints:

-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.

Apr 072014
 

This article at the New York Times is the latest hit piece on men working in the tech industry.  While it would take weeks to fully document the misandry in that article, one thing of note in the article and its comments were the attacks on startups.  In contrast, large companies and government were glorified along with their HR departments:

Dear Women: come to Microsoft, to IBM, to Cisco, to Apple or even to Google/Facebook. We are “dinosaurs” (which means that we have been around for many years) and we actually have an HR department and diversity policies. The older ones among us (Microsoft, IBM, Cisco) are not liked by the macho and libertarian TechCrunch crowd – just like older people are hated by the “cool” young ones.

It’s the same with this comment:

Now, my daughter’s attitude is that she wouldn’t be caught dead applying to jobs with hi tech companies in Silicon Valley. She is repelled by what she hears about the corporate culture – and her impression that it’s filled with people like her classmates. Instead, she wants to work for governmental agencies or companies that she feels are run by “grown ups” such as IBM. This attitude is becoming widespread among female CS majors. I think it’s pretty sad that the best and brightest young women in the CS field are writing off big segments of the tech world as potential employers. These companies better act and act quickly.

The article admits that tech startups are the most innovative part of the economy.  They are not experiencing a loss because women are taking jobs in large corporations and the government.  It has been pointed out that sectors of the economy that employ women are all known for their low productivity.  They are also known for their lack of innovation.  This is not a coincidence.

If women were so vital for success tech startups would be failing left and right, but that isn’t happening.  Instead startups are providing men in the tech industry an escape hatch from working at large corporations and the government.  On top of that startups have made lots of men rich outside of the control of women and the feminine imperative.  Men who work at startups are effectively GTOW with respect to employment.  Their productivity is benefiting themselves and not women working in useless jobs like HR and diversity officers.

The reason why we see this article attacking startups and Obamacare attempting to make it harder to form startups is because it is in women’s interests to see men forced to work in large corporations and the government.  Men are not serving the feminine imperative when they work at a startup.  I also suspect there’s a fear that startups will spread beyond the tech industry.  If other industries have a startup ecosystem, even more me will be able to keep their productivity for themselves.  Startups aren’t just a threat to the feminine imperative in the tech industry.  They are a threat to the feminine imperative in every industry.

Oct 162012
 

There are so many technologies that we use everyday that we barely think about.  That’s because these technologies “just work”.  They don’t “just work”.  Instead it is the result of the labor of many men from the men who originally invented the technology to all of the technicians and other workers who keep these technological systems working.  HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning), and Rof L Mao Esq on the Anti-Misandry forums had something to say about HVAC:

HVAC – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (sometimes called HVACR to include Refrigeration)

This has been sticking in my craw for some time. In virtually every university around the world there is a complex of highly developed climate control systems that make it possible for students and teachers to examine topics of relevance and contemplate conditions of a future world while enjoying clean, breathable air that is maintained year-round within a narrow range of temperature and humidity. Without these systems, the entire higher-learning process would be made much more difficult, and yet the array of technologies and innovations making these conditions in indoor environments is something hardly anyone outside the HVAC industry ever has to think about.

And yet in many ways, HVAC as a whole is the pinnacle of human technological achievement. Without it there could never have been human space travel, underground research facilities in a number of fields, air-conditioned cars, not to mention the comforts in our homes most of us may take for granted.

In light of the cynical new feminist theory, promoted by Hannah Rosin and others, to the effect that economic recession represents an opportunity for women to rise economically at the expense of men and our role in modern society, I can foresee certain mundane mechanical obstacles to seeing this through long-term. It occurs to me that without climate control and HVAC systems continuing to function, the indoor environments making it possible for one sex to contemplate in safety and comfort the obsolescence of the other would no longer be available.

HVAC is not just held together by school janitors with wrenches and screwdrivers. It is the result of centuries of (male) developments in science and technology, analog and digital control systems and instrumentation, health and wellness research, integrative engineering drawing on knowledge from a wide spectrum of fields, as well as a vast system of manufacturing and research/development that continually strives to make HVAC systems more effective and efficient.

With the oft-discussed dilemma of female students showing little desire to enter into the STEM arena as a career track, one wonders how a world short on highly trained scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians – all of which are required to keep the HVAC industry afloat – may continue to enjoy safe, comfortable indoor spaces, such as the classrooms where Women’s Studies courses are taught.

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Saying that HVAC is the pinnacle of human technological achievement is not an exaggeration.  HVAC has led to massive drops in mortality rates and large economic gains.  During the 2003 European heatwave, over 14,000 people died in France alone due to a lack of air conditioning.  HVAC enables many other technologies.  It is impossible to overstate the importance of HVAC.  Like with anything that is this important, it is almost completely handled by men.  When was the last time you have seen a female HVAC technician?  Most of you will answer, never.

Women will not be getting involved in the HVAC trade despite that a myriad of full scholarships for women studying the HVAC trade go completely unused.  It’s too dirty.  It’s too “blue collar” despite the fact that it is a trade where good money can be made.  Most importantly, it’s a line of work where results matter.  A HVAC system has to work and accusing it of sexism won’t make it work better.  For that matter, most women have no familiarity with the necessity of HVAC.  For all they know, HVAC is done by heating and cooling fairies.

What will happen in the future as men see no point to working more than the bare minimum they need to survive?  HVAC systems will start falling apart due to disrepair.  This will also cause a chain reaction to other technologies that are dependent on HVAC.  There’s is more to this that keeping your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  For example, your computer can generate a lot of heat.  HVAC systems are needed to keep it cool.  Imagine the same thing at the datacenter scale.  Datacenters are places where despite using the best HVAC systems out there, the heat generated from the racks of computers is still an issue.  If HVAC systems don’t get their needed maintenance, then datacenters will not be able to run.  There are plenty of other examples where keeping something climate controlled is very important.  Without men working in HVAC, a lot of our technological infrastructure becomes non-viable.

If you want to save our HVAC infrastructure (and unless you want to live in a mud hut, you probably do), then you need to work to defeat feminism.

Jun 152012
 

When I predicted that feminists would start saying that potty training oppresses women, I didn’t think my prediction would come true so soon.  However, it has.  I found an example of a feminist saying that potty training oppresses women:

I re-picked up a book that I bought as a freshmen in college.  I can’t believe I read this whole thing!  It is called the Power of Beauty by Nancy Friday.  Here is a quote from the book, this particular quote is from sex educator Judith Seifer.  This is just yet another thought exercise to show how nutty and departed from reality feminists are.

“Girl babies are plopped on a toilet, they’re not to look at themselves, they’re not to touch themselves, but they are instructed that this is a body function they must manage, control…. Girl babies are given a consistent message of contamination, that what you have down there is dark, it’s dirty, you don’t touch it.  After they do urinate the next thing they are taught to do is to wipe themselves clean with lots of toilet paper, and then to wash, wash their hands until clean.  Boys, on the other hand, are taught to hold their penis, to aim it, and we give them great praise when the stream of urine hites the toilet bowl.”
There you have it.  A feminist is saying that potty training and cleanliness in general oppresses women.  When we say feminism poisons society, that isn’t meant just figuratively anymore.  It’s now literal since feminism is against potty training, cleanliness, and sanitation.  The greatest public health achievement of the last 150 years isn’t vaccinations or any other advancement in medicine.  It’s sanitation because the best way to keep yourself healthy is from not wallowing in your own shit.  Feminism want to undo the great achievement of sanitation.  If you don’t want to be living in a three feet deep pile of filth, feminism has to be defeated.
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