Did a shock-jock eat your brain? No? Then lay off with the ridiculous over-reaction that insults the intelligence of everyone that reads it.
Let us speak of discouragement in the form of an anecdote. This is completely acceptable because the etory except for th eMen are pigs" theme is intertwined wit an anecdote of another. I got absolutely no support for any education from my parents. When I was a kid, I was really curious about things, sometimes taking working things apart. Unfortunately, this might result in a beating, because like many young children find out, disassembly is much easier than reassembly.
Fortunately, my grandfather found a way out of that dilemma, because he would send me "care packages of old radios and other stuff to take apart.
Still discouragement from home. But I knew what I wanted to be. I wanted to work in electronics and computers. They wanted me to become a priest.
At school - overt discouragement. Ever get hauled out of class for an impromptu meeting with the principle where he spends an hour trying to discourage you from taking a dual major of Academic classes and Electronic tech? "Ol - you're such a smart boy - you really do know this is a bad idea don't you? People will think you are stupid.
Yeah, at our school, the people in that field were called "Tekkers" which was synonymous with being called a retard. But I took both majors, and yeah, some folks looked at me like I was an idiot and told me as much. "Tekkers are losers." Didn't care. It was what I wanted to do.
Put myself through post secondary schooling - my parents were annoyed that my sister quit school her last semester, which was only a practicum. So they weren't going to have that happen again. They still wanted me to become a priest.
But I knew what I wanted to do, and I went out and did it. Had a very successful career, and retired at 55 on my own terms. My dual major way back in high school ironically made my value much higher at work.
I would never wish on anyone, of any gender, the amount of active and direct discouragement that I recieved until I entered the workplace. Then again, some of the reasons being given for women being discouraged are a rather weak.
You cannot possible be so stupid as to connect a complaint about porn in the classroom with a vast social conspiracy -
My my my, for a person so intelligent, you certainly can hand out the sanctimonious insults can you not? Perhaps they are the limits of your intellect?
And yet, it is so odd as to cause a moment when one needs to suspend their disbelief that you would simply ignore my comments taken from the article, and were printed here for your perusal, and completely ignore them preferring to call me some sort of "shock jock" victim. Twice even, so perhaps that is your only available speaking points.
Address the comments, explain how they contradict what I wrote. If you like, I will print them again. At least do me the dignity of that, unless you feel compelled to make more gratuitous and unltimately childish insults. Histrionics doesn't wear well on most people, you agree?
In summation, I was quite successful in spite of some pretty active and forceful antagonism both at school and at home to my choices. I did what I wanted to do, because that is what I wanted to do. If a G rated photo, or even not 100 percent positive atmosphere dissuades anyone, of any gender, of pursuing a particular career, it really wasn't the career for them.