— It is my hypothesis that if the current cultural push to include more women in STEM fields is successful, in the next twenty years we will see a gradual but dramatic tapering of salaries, as well as the general cultural cachet of sciences and engineering.
…my immediate reaction to that last comment was “But…we STEM grads have valuable skills! And are really…uh…crap.” Hellooo internalised sexism.
"While funneling more women into STEM fields may produce marginal gains, it actually leaves the underlying issue — male privilege — largely untouched."
for anyone interested in reading more about how schizophrenia moved from being a diagnosis assigned to white, middle-class women to one used to pathologize and institutionalize noncompliant black men in the 1960s, jonathan metzl’s the protest psychosis: how schizophrenia became a black disease is a good place to start. i have a PDF scan of it, too — just ask.