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Comment: Re:And? (Score -1, Troll) 242

by AmiMoJo (#49762747) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

Yeah, it's surprising how people want to make things better, instead of just worse for everyone.

This MRA myth that it's about numbers needs to die. It's about access to the professions people want access to, regardless of gender. Thus the underlying assumption is that women aren't interested in science, which is demonstrably false.

How about no one has to mine coal or collect bottles to survive? I bet that blows your mind, huh?

Comment: Re:And in other news (Score 1) 242

by AmiMoJo (#49762703) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

+4 insightful, with no evidence or even logic presented. The fact is that in many counties 50%of science students at university level are female. The numbers are equalising in work too, although obviously it takes longer. So on what basis do you claim women are less interested? Other countries don't force them into science.

Comment: Re:And? (Score 0) 242

by AmiMoJo (#49762291) Attached to: Study: Science Still Seen As a Male Profession

Nobody gives a fuck? Every time there is any story about women in science the MRAs start complaining that nursing and teaching are female dominated and why is no one doing anything about that?! Then I point out that actually there are programmes trying to get more men into those professions, but they still make the same argument next time.

It's actually a huge issue in both professions. Children in particular need male role models at an early age in school.

Comment: Re:just what we all love (Score 4, Funny) 158

by AmiMoJo (#49762271) Attached to: Amazon Decides To Start Paying Tax In the UK

You know in sports when someone finds some way to gain an advantage that is technically within the rules but clearly against the spirit of the game? People get annoyed because they expect fair play.

What Amazon and many others are doing is legal, but clearly subverts the intention of the law. We need to run tax more like a D&D session, where any rule lawyering can simply be overruled by the DM and if you piss them off too much a dragon steps on you.

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 339

The second referendum in Ireland was a triumph of democracy. The people rejected the first offering, so the politicians listened to their concerns and improved it. The second version was much more to their liking.

No one forced the Irish to vote yes the second time, did they? What's wrong with listening to the population? If something is rejected the first time is it forever trained and impossible to fix?

Comment: Re:Yes to Brexit (Score 1) 339

All those people who retired to British ghettos in the south of Spain won't be able to stay. Their pensions were frozen when they left the UK, and they would suddenly need to pay for medical care. That is assuming they can get a visa. Spain doesn't just let anyone in, especially if they have no intention of working and are likely to need expensive support services. It's not like they contribute much tax.

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson