How Sexism Works


So true.


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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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9 Responses to How Sexism Works

  1. I’ve been a fan of xkcd for a while now, and I’m always happy that girl geeks are for the most part well-represented in the comic.

  2. Marked Hoosier says:

    I <3 xkcd.

  3. Poetry says:

    I love xkcd for addressing the issue of girl geek invisibility. I’m on my college quiz bowl team (the epitome of nerdiness) and the scene is very male-dominated. Sometimes at first my team isn’t taken as seriously because it’s mostly female. Girl nerds and geeks unite!

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  5. ttrygve says:

    He also had a great strip on sexism in online communities/forums.

  6. exholt says:

    One immediate proof of how this is mainly an American stereotype is that if you look at other countries such as China or Iceland, these stereotypes do not seem applicable. In the former, just as many women major/work in math and science fields as men…and I remembered reading that in the latter…slightly more women majored/worked in math/science fields than their male counterparts.

    From examining my own family from my maternal grandmother/great-aunts onwards, most of the women tended to gravitate towards science/technology/medical/business fields.

  7. Azundris says:

    Shorter xkcd oeuvre: “I supposedly run a web-comic, but I can’t be arsed to draw shit’s worth.”

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