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  • Commented on A reminder
    real scholars don't call it such "The crisis facing men is not the crisis of masculinity, it is the crisis of patriarchal masculinity. Until we make this distinction clear, men will continue to fear that any critique of patriarchy represents...
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    Speaking personally, my freedom is big enough to accommodate both those who want "the freedom to have sex" and those who want "the freedom to not have sex," and within the scope of my GREAT BIG FREEDOM there's no need...
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    The second most obvious difference (first, collectively, being actual sexual characteristics both primary and secondary) would seem to be physical size and strength, particularly upper body strength; and this matters in such careers as firefighting and infantry (and probably artillery)...
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    I was addressing "She went to two meetings, had to skip a meeting, then discovered at the fourth meeting that the club had broken up during the third meeting over extremely ugly and angry differences between the pro-sex and anti-sex...
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    You try and select the best performing candidate according to your stated criteria, and not let unstated and unexamined biases (presumably those with stated and examined biases would not be let on the interview panel) prejudice your assessment of the...
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    Sorry. I've been trying to push a "current feminist concerns and thought are valid!" line, but reading back I've been ...less than successful....
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    I'd have said the third wave recognises that more impacts on an opportunity's availability than just whether or not one is allowed apply (I'll once again point out orchestras moving to blind auditions), but we've had this fight before. Feminism...
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    The sex wars predate third wave feminism, so blaming that disagreement on it seems...odd?...
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    From your link: The consensus among modern anthropologists and sociologists is that while power is often preferentially bestowed on one sex or the other, patriarchy is not the cultural universal it was once thought to be. Obviously true. However, some...
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    Thank you for putting politely what I could not....
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    Yes, patriarchy is a system that harms and is kept in place by all of us, but it teaches those of us who identify as men and are mostly comfortable in 'standard' masculinity we need to be providers, suppress our...
  • Commented on A reminder
    Randomised Controlled Trial, AFAICT....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Thank you and Nowhereland Chronist for a very informative conversation; I know I've learned a lot....
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    So - if the causes are bottom-up as much as top-down, how does a bottom-up solution look? Local political organizing to provide a believable non-fascist alternative, coupled with a 'muscular response' to make room for that organizing to take place...
  • Commented on A reminder
    This is what has been going on for the last 30 years: social-democrats cannot get the centre and their left at once, so try to go to the centre (you get Blair). The right cannot get the centre then, so...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Less glibly: they're already intercepting huge amounts of data on the wire (example) and analysing it programatically, and can continue to do so; no need to mandate servers in the country. Encryption's basically not an issue when you've the resources...
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    Like this....
  • Commented on Children and War Toys and Violent Video Games and Action Stories
    Gee, I wonder what possible reason a group who explicitly wants to ratchet up the tension between Muslims and 'the West' would have to lie about this? With a side order of possibly discouraging attempts to escape Daesh-controlled territory ("the...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    For your delectation, Laurie Penny's series on the conventions: "Welcome to the Scream Room."...
  • Commented on Children and War Toys and Violent Video Games and Action Stories
    Some people are careful to use the phrase "chattel slavery" for the Atlantic system as a method of clearing a rhetorical firebreak between discussions of contemporary debt bondage, trafficked labour, and other exploitation versus the Atlantic system of state sanctioned...
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    1) What part of the world do you live in that there's no repression? 2) and bosses, landlords, journalists with a grudge 50 years from now, random shitheads with a grudge two weeks from now (have you not seen the...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Said it before, saying it again: shoot Hitler (at the relevant point of comparison, ~Jan 1933) and all you do is give Göring a martyr....
  • Commented on The Day After
    "University societies dis-inviting Julie Bindel increases Nazi vote-share" is a new one on me, frankly....
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    You're mistaking the purpose of autopilot-to-driver hand-over; the driver's not there to resolve unexpected situations the autopilot hands to them, they're there to be a moral crumple zone (PDF), absorbing liability to protect the autopilot manufacturers. (Somewhat overstated, but in...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    asked if they would accept a driverless car making the same decision and it was an overwhelming 'Hell NO!' I am surprised we've seen no suggestion to use the traditional IT solution to user autonomy: make it a user-configured setting!...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    Which is why honour culture persists among teenagers in 'gang' areas - no-one can protect you, so you and your friends band together to protect each other. Any slight must be avenged to show the out-group your group can defend...
  • Commented on The Day After
    unless something horrible happens with the US immigration service at a national level (I rate it as a 50/50 probability). Good news! There are rumours Trump's considering Joe Arpaio for Secretary of Homeland Security. :-(...
  • Commented on The Day After
    In the end, yeah. After nearly starting a war with the 'Russkies'....
  • Commented on The Day After
    Unless that elderly white man is a well-known gun-toting, card-carrying Tea Partier it still applies. It's not the truth, it's the myth the fascists can build around it....
  • Commented on The Day After
    By your logic, Californian farming is almost entirely Okie descendants. (It's not, by the way.) You seem to have missed a point: if climate change is kicking you off your farm your biggest asset is worthless and your income's been...
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