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The excuse that '''geeks are just like that''' excuses sexist behaviour for a number of reasons:
 
The excuse that '''geeks are just like that''' excuses sexist behaviour for a number of reasons:
#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)
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#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).
#that "geek" is identical with "[[Neurodiversity|neurodiverse]] person", and that neurodiverse people cannot be expected to adhere to social norms, see [[Autism is to blame]] for further discussion of this fallacy
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#"Geek" is identical with "[[Neurodiversity|neurodiverse]] person", and that neurodiverse people cannot be expected to adhere to social norms, see [[Autism is to blame]] for further discussion of this fallacy.
#that anti-sexism is a [[Rebellion|mainstream norm]] that geeks should reject
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#Anti-sexism is a [[Rebellion|mainstream norm]] that geeks should reject.
 
These are criticised by geek feminists for a number of reasons:
 
These are criticised by geek feminists for a number of reasons:
#the "geeks are deprived of female contact" reason makes ''women'' geeks [[Invisibility|invisible]]
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#The "geeks are deprived of female contact" reason makes ''women'' geeks [[Invisibility|invisible]].
#the "geeks are deprived of female contact" reason is an example of the [[women taught us]] fallacy that women are responsible for socialising men
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#The "geeks are deprived of female contact" reason is an example of the [[women taught us]] fallacy that women are responsible for socialising men.
#the "mainstream norm" argument is an example of [[Rebellion|rebellion against mainstream norms]] fallacy
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#The "mainstream norm" argument is an example of [[Rebellion|rebellion against mainstream norms]] fallacy.
 
==Further reading==
 
==Further reading==
*[http://geekfeminism.org/2010/03/28/but-women-are-an-advanced-social-skill/ But women are an [http://moverslos-angeles.net/ advanced social skill]]
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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]]
 
*[[He's just a troll]]
 
*[[He's just a troll]]
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*[[Autism is to blame]]
 
[[Category:Excuses for sexist incidents]]
 
[[Category:Excuses for sexist incidents]]

Latest revision as of 03:32, 30 April 2014

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

  1. 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. "Geek" is identical with "neurodiverse person", and that neurodiverse people cannot be expected to adhere to social norms, see Autism is to blame for further discussion of this fallacy.
  3. 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 "mainstream norm" argument is an example of rebellion against mainstream norms fallacy.

Further reading

See also