Tuesday, February 09, 2016

[xvmcrshg] Individual skill

Any field in which one can advance by individual effort alone -- e.g., improvement to skill with solo practice -- will become populated with people whose social position had prevented their advancement in fields which require the cooperation of and with others.

The culture of STEM, e.g., computer programming.  Notably in regards to many, but not all, women finding it unpleasant.  It reflects a social class boundary.

Professional sports sees social class clearly reflected in race, and populated with people whom (some) other people find unlikeable, then great marketing efforts to conceal the personalities and private lives of those sports stars.

In contrast, partner dance requires the cooperation of partners, so has an implicit barrier to keep unliked people out.

Inadvertent repeat.

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