Welcome to Sexism 101, kids: point out sexism, and you’ll get plenty of defenses of it by the people that discrimination benefits. 
Note that this is a “called out” comment — so Forbes is happy to publish an article on gender inequity, but also happy to goad people into bashing it.  Perhaps they share the same brain-dead notion of “balance” that characterizes so much lazy journalism.  ”Shape of Earth: Views Differ.”
 
Note: the author themselves called out the quote.  But the person who authored the quote is a classic “derailer” straight out of Derailing for Dummies — and derailers create false debates and make it seem as if the views of the misinformed have more legitimacy than they actually do.  
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From my Forbes post about the publican and review of male and female writers in major literary outlets.
Would anybody like to take this? I have a horrible headache right now and I don’t even know where to begin. I can’t even…

Welcome to Sexism 101, kids: point out sexism, and you’ll get plenty of defenses of it by the people that discrimination benefits. 

Note that this is a “called out” comment — so Forbes is happy to publish an article on gender inequity, but also happy to goad people into bashing it.  Perhaps they share the same brain-dead notion of “balance” that characterizes so much lazy journalism.  ”Shape of Earth: Views Differ.”

Note: the author themselves called out the quote.  But the person who authored the quote is a classic “derailer” straight out of Derailing for Dummies — and derailers create false debates and make it seem as if the views of the misinformed have more legitimacy than they actually do.  

ilovecharts:

I Get Comments

From my Forbes post about the publican and review of male and female writers in major literary outlets.

Would anybody like to take this? I have a horrible headache right now and I don’t even know where to begin. I can’t even…

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    Welcome to Sexism 101, kids: point out sexism, and you’ll get plenty of defenses of it by the people that discrimination...
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    Wrote this in an “ask” to lifeandcode, then decided I should share it publically: To be fair, I personally called the...
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