30 March 2011

"Yay" Us...Not "Boo" Them

Why is it that people feel like they need to knock the other side down in order to bolster themselves?  Giving politicians a pass (whether they deserve one or not) there's no need for it in sports, advertising or...well, life.

Researching women in computer science, I see a lot of the Men vs. Women attitude.  Who's better?  Are you kidding me?  Can't we all just get along?

Acknowledging that many men are damn good programmers doesn't take away the fact that many women are damn good, too.  Saying that University of Oregon Ducks ROCK as a football team doesn't mean that the OSU Beavers suck.

Here's my question.  Why is it that we have this inherent need to trash the opposing side?  In sports, isn't it a little more powerful to say that *they're* good, but *we're* still better?