And I am suggesting that those articles really need to just stop. News flash: the world isn't fair. Live with it.
Instead of bitching about the world not being as ideal as we want it to be, or clamouring at other people to do what is right, if we each just do our own part to try and make this world better, then in reality, that should be enough. Complaining that the person next to you or somebody else isn't pulling their share of social responsibility doesn't accomplish anything. Just live your life and try to be a good person that is kind to everyone, regardless of gender, race, or anything else. If that's not enough to make the world any better, harping at other people to improve their behaviour sure as hell won't be, which is really all that these kinds of articles do.
That's just an excuse to be apathetic about it, or worse... to even bother to try.
Instead of saying "oh, that's just not realistic", just take responsibility for your own actions and just fucking do the right thing. Anything else is just making excuses about why you shouldn't bother.
If things like gender are to genuinely supposed to not influence our reactions in the workplace, then we need to stop fucking focusing on them and accept people, men and women, for who they are, or whatever interests they happen to have that may, or may not, happen to direct them into a particular industry.
SX is a fork/mix of early Slackware Linux
You keep saying that, but there is no evidence to support that theory. While Apple had indeed previously worked on a fork of Linux called mkLinux before they released OSX, this was not actually a precursor to OSX (it may have been Apple's initial intention at the time to make it the OS for Macs, but this is not how things ultimately played out). Apple ultimately discarded the mkLinux project and instead evolved NeXTSTEP (also called OpenStep) into OSX near the turn of the century.
Oh my gosh... imagine that!
Actors portraying characters that don't resemble the actor's actual persona in the slightest!
Whoever would have imagined...?
It wasn't her employers that asked Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting to cut her hair... that was *HER* choice. She wanted to do it, not her employers. The writers decided to give an in-story reason for it, but it wasn't their idea... not sure where you got the notion that it was.
As for her being the only hot woman on the show, both Mellissa Rauch and Mayim Bialik are pretty damn easy on the eyes when you see them out of character.
The guy who first said it was nerd blackface was using racist oriented language to produce an emotional reaction, rather than relying on the strength of his arguments that the show was a bad one to convince people, he used deliberately emotionally charged words to strongly polarize the reaction to its use, and because the reaction to blackface is negative in popular culture today, the use of the term would be more likely to produce empathy to the writer's perspective than it would be to polarize one's against it.
I fullly agree with the guy who wrote this.
My point is that the characters *ARE* fairly "normal" when compared with such a group, and since many of the characters are supposed to be geeks and/or nerds anyways, it's my observation that the characters are not that unrepresentative of the subculture that they are supposed to be portraying. In my opinion, people who say they don't know any nerds like the characters on that show probably haven't ever attended events where nerds of *ALL* types tend to gather. The characters may come across as being grossly exaggerated for comedic effect to some people, but in general, I'd say they are pretty spot on with regards to the kinds of people that are actually out there. Maybe they aren't *exactly* "normal", even for the demographic that they represent, but as I said above, if they did a show about more "typical" nerds, how the characters would handle whatever situations might ensue on the show would probably not be interesting enough to most people to form a successful comedy series, as BBT has done.
I watch BBT, and I laugh... not just at the characters, but also at myself, because I know as well as my wife does that many of the things that some of the characters do are not unlike how I respond to situations as well.
A sine curve goes off to infinity, or at least the end of the blackboard. -- Prof. Steiner