Thursday, March 01, 2018

Gender Researcher Accuses Musk of Male Space Entitlement

Elon Musk is being criticized for what Marcie Bianco, editorial and communications manager at Stanford University's Clayman Institute for Gender Research, is calling a sexist approach to the space race.


Musk, you may remember, recently launched a Tesla Roadster into orbit around the sun aboard a SpaceX rocket developed in a program intended to put humans on Mars.

Bianco, in a Feb. 21 NBC News article titled "The patriarchal race to colonize Mars is just another example of male entitlement," takes aim squarely at Musk, though fellow billionaire rocket-men Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Richard Branson of Virgin get stirred into the same testosterone-flavored stew.


Tonight, for your entertainment, I bring you the best article ever.

"Houston," she writes, "we have a problem. And it's the patriarchy."

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-26 09:38 PM

#1 =FF


And I don't think it's because of the IPAs.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-26 09:41 PM

Rockets are shaped like a penis.

It must be true.

#3 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2018-02-26 09:52 PM

This article has to be a joke, please tell me it's a joke. Like the Onion or something. Humanity is doomed.

#4 | Posted by Daniel at 2018-02-26 11:03 PM

#4 The only thing that can possibly stop the left-right Civil War at this point is a surprise attempt at human genocide by our robots and supercomputers, which we have already learned they can create their own secret languages and stuff.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-26 11:29 PM

#5 Or maybe not. With Trump in charge, the specter of fighting for survival against human genocide sort of pales in comparison with the injustice of the white heterosexual male patriarchy and it's totalitarian death grip on Western culture.

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-26 11:32 PM

Trump so tough he don't need no space suit to walk on the moon.

#7 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-02-27 11:47 AM

This perpetually offended subset of the left is incredibly annoying.

#8 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-27 11:57 AM

This perpetually offended subset of the left is incredibly annoying.

#8 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2018-02-27 11:57 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

So much irony

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-27 12:43 PM

Elon put his rocket into me. #MeToo


#10 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-27 12:46 PM

#9 BruceBanner

What's ironic about it? It's annoying because it's stupid. How is being annoyed at stupid things ironic unless you say things just as stupid as well? Dude, nobody on the right has come with anything as stupid as this since voodoo economics. The far left totally own this crap. And that's what it is: crap.

#11 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-27 05:31 PM


Go easy on Bruce, he has been exuding a lot of drama today and is almost cried out.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-27 05:51 PM

Jesus this article stinks of self-victimization like a pro-trump rally.

#13 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-27 06:00 PM

This perpetually offended subset of the left is incredibly annoying.


It really is almost as bad as the perpetually offended entirety of the right.

#14 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-27 06:01 PM

"This perpetually offended subset of the left is incredibly annoying."

You must have remarkably thin skin.
Predictably, only on one side of your body.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-27 06:17 PM

Oh cool! snoofy is here! snoofy, can you explain to us what she meant?

#16 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-27 06:43 PM

Just got off the phone with the crazy ladys obgyn. apparently she was recently examined and they found cobwebs.

#17 | Posted by Tor at 2018-02-28 01:38 AM

The author seems to have found a splinter on her broom handle.

#18 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-02-28 03:30 PM

I think she's right.

Obviously she's right.

Why are you losers crying about it?

#19 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-28 08:14 PM

Helium and RoC are going to have to explain more about the concept of the whining left that they've been whining about.

#20 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-28 08:15 PM

How is she right Bruce? When she says ""The desire to colonize - to have unquestioned, unchallenged and automatic access to something, to any type of body, and to use it at will - is a patriarchal one."?

What is the alternative? Should we not explore our Solar System so as to avoid spreading "masculine toxicity"? I have two nieces who work at JPL, should they quit because of those icky men?

The only person whining is Ms. Bianco, who is basically saying "Men Bad".

HRat is correct, you Lefties own this idiocy 100%.

#21 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-28 08:32 PM

You and Helium are such snowflakes. Seriously. You have both bought into the whole thing and your feelings are hurt.

Be a man. Be okay with that.

These guys are doing something awesome and I like it.

She's conflating a bunch of things.

If patriarchy is spaceX then I like patriarchy.

#22 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-28 09:05 PM

Helium looks into the dankest corners of the internet for something that will make his johnson shrink then posts it to get someone to tell him it's not true.

Make up your own minds.

Men are men and that is fine. It has taken us this far. It is not all bad. There is a lot of good too.

#23 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-28 09:06 PM

By the way, patriarchy is by women too.

#24 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-28 09:12 PM

If there is a sausage fest on Mars, I'm not going. They best include the lady's, be hard to colonize Mars without them...Just saying....

#25 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2018-03-02 08:30 AM

Crazy cat lady says something crazy. Slow news day?

#26 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2018-03-02 08:39 AM

hard to colonize Mars without them...

So you think we are going to Mars??

1) All the Universe is rocks and Space.
2) Life is rare - Animal Biomass is rarest of all.
3) God created Man - no fangs, claws or muscles.
4) Man has the highest muscle to bone ratio among animals.
5) Man went to the moon 60 years ago and never went back.
6) Tens of thousands go missing every year with no traces ever found.
7) Hands and feet contain the lest amount of muscles.
8) Feet start washing up in British Columbia. No clue as to who they belong to.


Planet Earth is one big free range cattle ranch where man was created to serve as food. The best ranches are the ones where the cattle actually think they run the ranch.

Do you really think they are going to let cattle run free outside their pens?

Crazy cat lady says something crazy... AETH

Aliens Eating Tasty Humans

#27 | Posted by Pegasus at 2018-03-02 10:44 AM

It's pretty obvious who read the article and who didn't.

#28 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-03-02 01:36 PM

I did read it.

Testosterone vs Estrogen

Nothing new here...

Call me when Oprah Winfrey launches a rocket.

#29 | Posted by Pegasus at 2018-03-02 11:09 PM

What do you think defines the posters who read it vs didn't?

#30 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-03-03 06:24 PM

But there's Atomic Blonde, Legally Blonde and there was Sally Ride...

#31 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-03-03 06:53 PM

This paper is what it looks like when pathetic bubble dwellers are desperately trying to out feminist each other.

#32 | Posted by Tor at 2018-03-03 07:25 PM

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