Dear Mr. Rushfield, As a female in American I would like to say one thing. Take you condescending, insecurities and shove them up your ass. It is unfortunate that you feel very intelligent, knowledgeable people are ruining your enjoyment of otherwise largely mindless forms of entertainment but the solution to that dilemma is for you to educate yourself. The following paragraph is deeply sexist. “One instant effect of this uprising has to make our always male-skewing cultural landscape even that much more antagonistic to women. Conducting cultural dialogue as a brutal death match, in which numbers are wielded like broadswords, may be satisfying to some, but a glance at any blog’s comments section shows that those drawn to that sort of discussion will be disproportionately discontented, socially awkward males.” First, correlation is not causation. Second, those of us who know one tiny thing about statistics understand that the comments section of is not an acceptable basis for a statistical model. Third, your assertion that women are driven away from discussion by the Biggest Smartypants at the Table contest is laughable. We’re not running from that contest, Mr. Rushfield. We’re winning it.
No Love, One Member of Team Smartypants