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Re: Re: Omigawd! Surprised by Reality! (WHO CARES???)by sierrathedog04 (Hermit)
|on Jul 13, 2001 at 23:55 UTC||Need Help??|
What angry reaction? The crowd members are angry at me. I am not angry at Abigail.
Look. It is reasonable to think that someone who takes the name 'Abigail' is a woman.
It is reasonable to view an extremely competent woman coder as someone who avoided internalizing the stereotype that competent coders are young and male.
It is reasonable to view such extremely competent female coders as role models.
It is reasonable therefore to be disappointed if 'Abigail' is a man. 'Abigail' may be a marvelous person. He may not have had to overcome the stereotype of the young male hacker.
So I am disappointed that someone I thought of as a role model who defeated the stereotype of the young male hacker may not be a role model in that regard after all.
The intense reaction to my commonsense musings is simply the mass thinking of a crowd reinforcing itself...