girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together
FUN HISTORY FACT
it used to be that the arts and humanities (at least in western cultures) were GIRLY THINGS FOR GIRLS, but at one point they started being masculinized so like poets would say that apollo was inspiring them or whatever instead of, you know, the all-female muses
MEANWHILE AT THE SAME TIME
science was always considered a masculine art, but the “scientific muse” became a woman around the time the lit muse became a man
and then it reversed again after women started doing things like hosting scientific salons and shit
science and the humanities have always been gendered, what gender they are has changed over time
and it’s always been weighted in favor of what men are thought to be best at at the time
If you are a man who thinks it’s funny to make misogynist jokes purely to make your female friends uncomfortable/angry, then you are a misogynist. It is not “just a joke.” You literally are finding humor in the discomfort and dehumanization of women. You are not helping, you are not making satire. You are just being misogynist.
Yes, this includes you gay men.
Girls get mocked for liking high heels and lipstick. Girls get mocked for liking sports. Girls get mocked for liking tea and books. Girls get mocked for liking comics books and video games. Girls get mocked for liking math and science. Girls get mocked for liking boys. Girls get mocked for liking girls. Girls get mocked for liking both. What the fuck are we supposed to like? Water? Air? Come on, tell me. I’m dying to know.