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My grandmother is smarter than you

How would you explain it to your grandmother? is such a terrible question to ask regarding tech. I work daily in my office with actual, real-live grandmothers who actively develop software with IBM and RedHat. Please kill this ageist and sexist assumption. It is actively harmful and factually incorrect.

Possible alternates could be: layman's terms, plain English, simplify it for me... [more inside]
posted by jillithd on Oct 29, 2018 - 78 comments

It's so easy your 24 year old son could master it!

Could we stop already with the premise that simply mastered technology can be described as "easy enough for your mom/grandma/female relative"? This was the latest offender; it's probably less offensive than most but straw+camel's back = this post. [more inside]
posted by humph on Sep 10, 2015 - 241 comments

Help me stereotype and pigeonhole people.

How is this thread anything but an invitation to perpetuate ageist stereotypes? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Sep 17, 2010 - 4 comments

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