EDIT: This is the most controversial post I have ever written in ten years of blogging.
I wrote it because I was very angry at a specific incident.
A few days ago, in response to a discussion of sexual harassment at MIT, Aaronson reluctantly opened up about his experience as a young man: I check Feministing, and even radfem blogs like “I Blame the Patriarchy.” And yes, I’ve read many studies and task force reports about gender bias, and about the “privilege” and “entitlement” of the nerdy males that’s keeping women away from science.
Alas, as much as I try to understand other people’s perspectives, the first reference to my “male privilege”—my privilege!
Trigger warning: social justice, condemnation of some feminism, tangential reference to eating disorder.