Hi Ms. Gardnr I just saw this. I am appalled it appears I ignored you. I haven’t been on site since that time. I had noted that anything needing my personal attention from sites like this is getting buried in a stream of important but broad detailed messages.
You have learned my evil secret… I am the proverbial old white guy. And a hippie liberal to boot. Ney…a social anarchist even!
But about the post, I am indeed sexist and prefer working with women in the industry but I can prove my case historically. Just don’t tell Andrew. “Guy” was indeed a classic no doubt. On the other hand, I call a good woman friend “man,” as in “How’s it goin man?”
I actually post about these issues on Twitter and welcome people calling me on 60’s issues. The #metoo movement doesn’t need more mansplaining, but we need more social research and data on us “guys.” You can’t fix a problem you don’t understand, right?
My project related research this year was scoped to include SM, politics and mathematics upgrading. It is cognitive and social science with a focus on biology. It has now (expectedly) scope creeped to have a heavier focus on racism, gender issues and even fascism of all things.
When Grampa calls the women in the family girls nobody corrects me. I mean I have to point it out to my daughters. If I catch myself. Not good. I am the only feminist in the family.
Anyway thanks for the reminder. If I do it again…tell me again. We old guys need reminders.
Peace and love.