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#the "neurodiverse people are sexist" argument is [[Disability|ableism]], falsely equating autism spectrum social skills with sexist ones
 
#the "neurodiverse people are sexist" argument is [[Disability|ableism]], falsely equating autism spectrum social skills with sexist ones
 
#the "mainstream norm" argument is an example of [[Rebellion|rebellion against mainstream norms]] fallacy
 
#the "mainstream norm" argument is an example of [[Rebellion|rebellion against mainstream norms]] fallacy
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==Further reading==
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*[http://geekfeminism.org/2010/03/28/but-women-are-an-advanced-social-skill/ But women are an advanced social skill]
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Geeks are oppressed]]
 
*[[Geeks are oppressed]]

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The excuse that geeks are just like that excuses sexist behaviour for a number of reasons:

  1. that geeks are socially deprived of contact with women and thus cannot be expected to behave well around them (women themselves are often blamed for this)
  2. that "geek" is identical with "neurodiverse person", and that neurodiverse people cannot be expected to adhere to social norms
  3. that anti-sexism is a mainstream norm that geeks should reject

These are criticised by geek feminists for a number of reasons:

  1. the "geeks are deprived of female contact" reason makes women geeks invisible
  2. the "geeks are deprived of female contact" reason is an example of the women taught us fallacy that women are responsible for socialising men
  3. the "neurodiverse people are sexist" argument is ableism, falsely equating autism spectrum social skills with sexist ones
  4. the "mainstream norm" argument is an example of rebellion against mainstream norms fallacy

Further reading

See also