Sexism in Space

I just read the stupidest article I’ve read in a very long time, and it wasn’t even  featuring Donald Trump.  It was from a woman named Marcie  Bianco, over at  Actually, I didn’t read the whole article.  Maybe the first half.  It was that stupid.
She was all pissed off at Elon Musk, not just for launching a car into space, although she wasn’t much impressed with that, either, but for wanting to colonize Mars.  She felt that was a very ‘patriarchal’ thing to do because men are always out conquering and exploiting new lands, and never staying at home, where there’s so much that needs to be done.  She said men just like to grab anything that isn’t nailed down, destroy it, and move on to the next.  She actually compared the prospective colonization of Mars to Trump’s statement about grabbing pussy.
So, Ms. Bianco seems to thing that Marco Polo shouldn’t have gone to China, and Columbus should not have sailed to the New World.  Of course, there was a brutal side to the colonization, what with all the killing, and torturing, and enslavement, but can you imagine Europe if he’d never gone?  No Mark Twain, no F. Scott Fitzgerald, and a seriously  overpopulated European continent.  Would never have happened, though.  If Columbus hadn’t gone, somebody would have: the French, the Spanish, the Dutch, the English, or maybe the Russians across the Bering Strait.  Somebody was bound to discover America.  It’s on Earth.
In fact, one of the main advantages of colonizing Mars is that it’s uninhabited.  This is unexploitative because there’s nobody there to exploit.  Because it’s uninhabitable.  Which makes it the perfect test run for our eventually becoming a space faring civilization which will last forever, which  apparently Ms. Bianco  is  against.  If we can survive, and grow crops, and reproduce on Mars, then we can  do it anywhere.  The  universe will  be ours.  And when I  say ours,  I’m including the women.


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