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slickdpdx

The "Uncle Tom" concept is a harmful one, encouraging people to marginalize themselves.

trope

I have nothing substantial to say yet, except that I'm really enjoying this series of posts.

kyahgirl

Hi, I've passed by here a few times and really like your blog.

I work in a predominantly male workplace too and have found it very useful to become ambi-social. I'm a chemist, working the chemical industry. Face it, demographics just tells you that this type of workplace is going to be mostly men. That may change over time but not that quickly.
I am comfortable being the only woman in a male group and with either taking orders from or giving orders too men.
I think its a necessary skill/trait to develop if you're going to be successful and enjoy going to work everyday.

norbizness

Pre-1978 Aerosmith, one would hope.

Your posts have been inspirational. I plan on exploring my ambi-creepiness in further detail.

The Happy Feminist

What? Pump and Permanent Vacation aren't acceptable?
That's my youth you're talking about!

The Happy Feminist

Actually, I lie. The Smiths and the Clash were my youth. But still.

will

I can see HappyF now, rocking to the Clash. But does she remember Big Audio Dynomite? E-MC2?

The Happy Feminist

I liked that song about the Globe! But I have to make clear right here and right now that I was and am extremely UN-hip and UN-cool.

shannon

The Uncle Tom concept is actually a way to improve group fitness. The Uncle Tom strategy is a way to get ahead by ruining things for other people, usually by using dominant assumptions that any member of group X that can do Y is an exception. This of course reduces the fitness of the group, and is a form of cheating- that's why there are sanctions. Not to say that HF was being an Uncle Tom in this case

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