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    Curious article vaping and masculinity

    Vaping Could Save the World, but Toxic Masculinity Is Holding It Back
    Vaping Could Save the World, but Toxic Masculinity Is Holding It Back - Mic
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    I wouldn't term it toxic masculinity. It's more a geeky machismo. I've seen the same thing with any horizon technology that's "moddable", like gaming pcs and sports equipment.

    The fact is that young men are always early adopters of fringe tech.

    I personally don't like how vape stores try to push me into that geek culture, which is time consuming, expensive and not of interest to me. But I don't resent people who enjoy that culture. There should be room for everyone in vaping culture.
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    As a female who's spent her entire life within geek and gaming culture, I can totally see the point of this article, and it's something I've been concerned about when considering attending the vape meet in Ballarat this month -- though having been a lurker on this forum for a little while, I don't think I've got much to worry about on that front :-)

    The thing is that women are often right there alongside the dudes where developing technology is concerned, but are often dismissed as accessories rather than participants.

    Of course I can't apply this directly to vape culture as I haven't attended events like the ones described in the article, but if it's anything like sci-fi conventions and gaming conventions, it'd be a good idea to fix the issue before it becomes a problem like it is within those cultures.

    *hops off soapbox*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven of Nine View Post

    The thing is that women are often right there alongside the dudes where developing technology is concerned, but are often dismissed as accessories rather than participants.
    Checkout Crisscross's box mod thread. XX has the best of both worlds - knowing what she wanted, and a bloke that could do the tough stuff for her. Very envious of her latest invention. looks awesome.

    sorry for the derail

    edit - add link The Crisscross Mod




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    Quote Originally Posted by Altered1 View Post
    Checkout Crisscross's box mod thread. XX has the best of both worlds - knowing what she wanted, and a bloke that could do the tough stuff for her. Very envious of her latest invention. looks awesome.

    sorry for the derail
    I just saw it this morning, her work is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven of Nine View Post
    I just saw it this morning, her work is amazing!
    Why thank you.

    I was design and procurement and my darling was the artistic production. A team effort.
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    That's what you call it eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altered1 View Post
    That's what you call it eh?

    I did laugh when I was accused of chaining him to his workbench in the shed (with concrete floors) and the air temp hitting a massive 5c just to finish it. Hehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crisscross View Post
    I did laugh when I was accused of chaining him to his workbench in the shed (with concrete floors) and the air temp hitting a massive 5c just to finish it. Hehe
    varnishing is a ***** when the temperature is low

    next on the cards is a log fire for the shed me thinks. got roughly 6 months to build it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven of Nine View Post
    The thing is that women are often right there alongside the dudes where developing technology is concerned, but are often dismissed as accessories rather than participants.
    I read that and thought "not on AVF".

    Although if there is ever someone stupid enough to say that to the AVF ladies, let me know.
    Ill pay attention to the Classies for their vape gear

 

 
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