Masculine Tech Careers?

VMware / Eng
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Aug 28 34 Comments

Some people would poke fun at tech workers saying that it is effeminate or at a minimum, not masculine because it requires no physical strength. While this is increasingly an archaic concept, it did have me wonder:

What kind of career would require both the skills of a software developer and the generally higher muscle strength of masculine physiques?

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  • VMware / Eng
    recreance

    VMware Eng

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    Lol at people getting triggered here. Let me redefine the question: what is a career that requires design, logic, problem solving, and physical strength?
    Aug 28 5
    • Amazon uaqh79
      Again — special agent
      Aug 28
    • Microsoft pJcW86
      Masculinity is defined as design logic, problem solving and physical strength? Why?
      Aug 28
    • Salesforce wackaplant
      Oh now you’ve done it
      Aug 28
    • Microsoft coconutt
      Mover
      Aug 28
    • New / Strategy Mnyk48
      Go engineer windmills or other things with large parts?
      Aug 28
  • Google __human__
    The least masculine thing you can do is express this kind of insecurity in your masculinity and then bend your life around social expectations to try to appear masculine.
    Aug 28 7
    • Amazon uaqh79
      Everyone keeps in mind social expectations. It depends on the kinds of friends and relationships OP wants. People judge based on superficial attributes all the time. Ex: TC, and which company you work for.
      Aug 28
    • Google __human__
      Yes, because letting society define you is fundamentally counter to being masculine. I wouldn't think at all about your insecurities if the dissonance here weren't so obviously your real issue.

      "Beta pushovers"

      lol what do you think that means?

      If anything it means being a follower, submissive to other people, not being a leading, dominant dude. You aren't a leader by being subservient and kowtowing to the whims of other people's expectations. That's weakness. Real, character level weakness.

      Take this shit to a therapist instead of whining on blind about people pointing at your insecurity which is so clearly a soft spot. Maybe it'll toughen you up.
      Aug 28
    • Amazon uaqh79
      @__human__ Do you take a shower/bath? Why? So that people will accept your presence instead of running away from the stench. Society defines everyone to some degree.
      Aug 28
    • Google __human__
      Yes, but that is not central enough to my identity that I would be asking about which careers are for the cleanest people.

      There's a distinction between baseline fulfillment of not making other people uncomfortable, and asking about which career you could redirect your whole life into would make people think you fit a trite interpretation of an archetype.

      I'm not even saying that conforming to other people's expectations is bad. I'm just saying there's an inherent contradiction between optimizing masculinity and conforming to other people's opinions around masculinity. It is deeply dissonant.
      Aug 28
    • Microsoft pJcW86
      Op seems easily offended by random online strangers, is that a masculine or a feminine quality 🤔
      Aug 28
  • Micro Focus / Eng hellabro
    Or you could stop letting your job define you as a man and pick up masculine hobbies on the side instead. Go do powerlifting, boxing, MMA, work on cars, build stuff with your hands, etc.
    Aug 28 0
  • Microsoft / Eng cholical
    Go work at an Amazon fulfillment center
    Aug 28 0
  • Amazon uaqh79
    Special agent
    Aug 28 5
    • Salesforce wackaplant
      Nah think black widow.
      Aug 28
    • Amazon uaqh79
      A fictional character?
      Aug 28
    • Cisco thhhinkskk
      Tench
      Aug 28
    • Salesforce wackaplant
      The archetype is valid and plausible
      Aug 28
    • Amazon uaqh79
      Females can be masculine and males can be feminine.
      Aug 28
  • Yelp as a user
    Or stop worrying about your masculinity...
    Aug 28 0
  • Yelp as a user
    LOL this is problematic
    Aug 28 0
  • Salesforce wackaplant
    Well not effeminate, that would imply it’s a feminine profession which given the current gender equality issues I think would be incorrect....

    But idk....being an influential executive I guess requires masculinity. You need to kick ass
    Aug 28 3
    • Slack / Mgmt
      cjfjfsfs

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      Being an influential executive requires *strong leadership* and that is not a trait decided by gender expression. Just saying.
      Aug 28
    • Google mequ
      /s 🤦‍♂️
      Aug 28
    • Salesforce wackaplant
      Nah not that kind of masculine. I mean like....spiritual masculinity. The masculine that is in different degrees in both men and women. The powerful energy which gives a person presence in a room. Harvey Specter/Jessica Pearson masculinity
      Aug 28
  • Pandora / Eng joystick
    Become a construction worker. Same as software/design, but requires labor.
    Aug 28 0
  • New / Eng
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    TC or GTFO
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    Useless question
    Aug 28 0
  • LinkedIn ugjM43
    Media sales
    Aug 28 0
  • Microsoft coconutt
    No officework requires muscle.
    Aug 28 1
    • New / Strategy Mnyk48
      Wrong. Work for a growing startup with a lot of desk deliveries and a do it yourself mentality 😉
      Aug 28
  • Microsoft pJcW86
    The definition of masculinity and being alpha has turned into a farce. Own a truck/gun, do blue collar work, and attack feminists is manly and alpha. So being manly basically means: can be bought, have lower tc, and attack other people for your own insecurities.
    Aug 28 0

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