Well, it's not a question of sexism in the true sense of the word (discrimination against women), but rather it discriminates against "non-real" (i.e. girly or gay) men.While the sexist undertone to the use of the word is perceived, it is not intended
It didn't translate well to UK/English either, but I assumed it links back to a term I heard in the 1980's where a lot of things were compared to eating quiche (see Real Men Don't Eat Quiche - Wikipedia). I remember at college the computer geeks had a whole things about "real programmers don't eat quiche". I didn't understand why eating quiche was a bad thing back then, but guessing with Elon Musk's links back to South Africa, may be the UK-influence brought that term to SA too?Hi,
Frustratingly, I don't understand his hyperbole.
Pitching and bragging of course, but what does it exactly mean?
The only thing "wrong" with eating quiche was that it was considered girly, as in "not macho", and therefore not suitable for "real" men (who would presumably eat steak instead). Once the paradigm was transferred to programmers, quiche-eating needed to be replaced by something more appropriate to programming, specifically the choice of programming language. It never made sense to say "real programmers don't eat quiche". As the Wikipedia article explains, the usual phrase was "real programmers don't use Pascal", or "real programmers use Fortran".I didn't understand why eating quiche was a bad thing