"A Seattle Jack In The Box customer flew into a rage and pushed an elderly man to the ground this week
after being told that his third serving of ranch dipping sauce would cost an extra 25 cents." [Time]
More importantly, it's not a compliment to make a Facebook page dedicated to talking about how you would totally bang a specific woman who f(ing loves science and it's definitely not okay to cut-paste her head onto softcore porn screencaps
. I'm posting this because I want you to understand the distinction. We live in a world where sexism is ingrained and damn near all of us grew up learning biases that might make us surprised to find women enthusiastically promoting science and math. That doesn't make you a bad person. It makes you a person who lives in a bad system. Really, the moment of surprise should be an opportunity to re-think the biases we grew up with and create change. But when you take that news and, instead, use it to objectify and harass those women, then you have a huge personal problem. And, also, you suck.