Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog


I suppose I just question the need to simplify or change the subject matter.

Accessibility doesn't necessarily mean simplification, though it does mean change. Sometimes that change can be shallow, breaking down a perceived (but not actually present) barrier. Or it can be a radical redefinition. Even how you make that categorization is probably subjective. But anyway, that's not really what we disagree on. Mostly, I think the gender differences are based on inherent structure in the subject matter itself, while you feel it's based on the social structure. I wouldn't say one is more feminist than the other -- though certainly they are different kinds of feminisms. Not all feminists come down on the nurture side of the nature vs. nurture debate. (Not all... but maybe most ;)
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