Stina Leicht

Stina Leicht

  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    "We need a guaranteed basic income scheme. We need it now. Otherwise the wheels are going to fall off, and the results will be extraordinarily ugly." As an American, I very much agree with this statement. I'd like to make...
  • Commented on The latest Hugo awards storm
    I'm with you on this. As an American I'm not familiar with Mr. Ross. However, I'd say that (after Googling him) he is most definitely a sub-optimal choice. Given the recent context of controversy within Fandom and SFWA, I have...
  • Commented on Speaking of book covers ...
    I *love* the UK cover, but the American one is all right. :)...
  • Commented on Off the Map: Women in Science and Science Fiction
    I can't think of anything more likely to lead to further dismissal of women. Maybe even an exterminationist wing of anti-feminism. It's not childcare issues that causes disparities between men and women in the sciences. It's bigotry. This....
  • Commented on Off the Map: Women in Science and Science Fiction
    It's perfectly possible to imagine situations where people feel something should be done but find the situation intimidatingly difficult. Yes. You are correct. You can feel that way. I'm merely pointing out that as a stance it supports the established...
  • Commented on Off the Map: Women in Science and Science Fiction
    In the end, the big money goes to those who know how to target-market the best. I agree with what Charlie has said here. However, I'd like to add that by throwing your hands in the air and saying that...
  • Commented on Off the Map: Women in Science and Science Fiction
    Oh, yeah, the ERA. I remember that. I gather the ERA came to seem superfluous due to broader application of the "equal protection" that's already in the constitution. [beep] Bad answer. Yes, that's the excuse given... that "all men are...
  • Commented on Political failure modes and the beige dictatorship
    Suddenly, the phrase "Keep Calm and Carry On" springs to mind. [cough] (And now I suddenly don't feel so bad about bringing up heated issues.) Anyway, I agree. Democracy is fraught with issues these days. I also agree that they...
  • Commented on The Anthropic Stupidity Hypothesis
    I know this is taken as a given, but I disagree profoundly. You can disagree all you'd like, but nothing you said removes the evidence of the existance of scientific intelligence measurements resulting in a mathematical bell curve. [shrug]...
  • Commented on The Anthropic Stupidity Hypothesis
    would be better phrased as: "The wide distrbution of intelligence is likely the outcome of many pressures and non-intelligence related factors" I'd be okay with that. I did type all that pre-coffee. ;)...
  • Commented on The Anthropic Stupidity Hypothesis
    Once upon a time, I took a course in Developmental Psychology. (I'm dredging up memories from long ago. So, I will qualify the following with the fact that it isn't the most up to date information. Also? Memory isn't a...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    Unscientific sample, I know. What I am trying to say: cultural conditioning matters, but I wouldn't completely disregard the notion that women on average are less prone to violence. I've studied a wide variety of martial arts over the years:...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    And Stina will probably be mad at me, but here goes. Nah. I'm not angry with you at all. :) My husband likes to call it "the asshole" syndrome. I prefer to look at it like this: both sexes face...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    If Hilary is in good enough health in 2016, she might be the one. She's done a terrific job as secretary of state, has political experience up the wazoo (time as a senator, time as first lady, hubby is an...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    Still I don't get what Mrs. Leicht meant. For the record, my name is not Mrs. Leicht. I did not take my husband's name. If you wish to get formal, I prefer Ms. Leicht. :)...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    Having watched this (and the previous dicussions on male/female topics) slide around and swing wildly, while only occasionally hovering near the topic, I think it's safe to say that this is not just an elephant in the room problem, but...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    Eastwood's "Spaghetti Western phase" was controlled by the director, Sergio Leone. Actually, I'd go farther and say it was Akira Kurosawa's original concepts. The films based on the Kurosawa movies are a different animal than the other westerns. We can...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    It is problematic to discuss sex/gender and limit it to one side or the other. yes. it is. i admit that. it's also possibly a mistake to do so. but i was attempting to simplify an idea in order to...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    OMG, thanks for this, Charlie. *Really.* I was afraid to go there just because well... I was having difficulty explaining that a different point of view beyond straight male might exist--let alone be valid. It's been my experience that when...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    It is painfully obvious from this side of the pond that the US would rather have a “Black” (pale brown) MALE as POTUS, even taking account of the “birthers” who are only too clearly faux-KKK members, than shock! horror! a...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    It's really interesting watching films from different perspectives. Being female, I can't help noticing right away how the 'good guy' treats women. It's quite obvious to me right away. In High Plains Drifter, Eastwood's character does not treat women well....
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    Thanks so much for the links. I had heard (very recently) that Grossman's work was being questioned. I plan on reading more. It's important for me because I do tend to write about combat and male characters quite a bit....
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    Yeah. Charlie told me in private. I used to work in a bookstore, and I spotted a book on it and read a bit. (I was studying for the animation degree at the time.) So, that was why I picked...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    We've actually made a ton of progress over the last five hundred years on the whole "not killing eachother" front. That's reassuring. :)...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    Game theory is a good place to study all this. A good point. I should talk to my husband about that. (He works in the gaming industry.) As for synergy... it is powerful. It isn't about individuals looking out for...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    It's an interesting correlation and you can be sure that a lot of professional epidemiologists are off running it down now. But ... hold off on assuming the causation, until a proper set of studies and a couple of metastudy...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    So is the issue less about gender and more about hierarchical social structures? (and ultimately, which gender gets to be at the top). So, I have to ask because I'm curious and this is a fairly consistant reaction--why the insistance...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    So the question I have, is this really something unique to the US or is it just that we've been the top dog for 50 or so years and as such are getting a closer exam that the rest of...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    If your observations are purely based on your experience of living in Texas, a state stereotyped by those behaviors, perhaps your beliefs are somewhat colored? That's a much better argument. Thank you. Yes, I will state that my experiences of...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part2)
    Ok, I don't know how to fix it. I don't even believe I'm not a product of it and influenced by it myself. Sigh. I know, right? But thanks for going there. Understand that you aren't the only one that...
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