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Comment Re:The root of the problem. (Score 1) 398 398

Straw man. I have no problem with generalisations. I have a problem with unsubstantiated generalisations that are used to justify things unjustifiably. In this case, women are helpers by nature and don't like machines (sic) therefore this is why they're under-represented in STEM. It's just a crock from start to finish.

Comment The root of the problem. (Score 1) 398 398

The root of the problem isn't what you seem to think it is. The root of the problem is that guys like you continue to push bullshit like

Women like to help. They'll help people, animals, forests, the environment, etc. But in general, they're not interested in working with machines.

Women, it was once believed, didn't have the constitution to be doctors. Women, it was once held true, didn't possess the analytical minds required for a career in the law.

Women could do without your sexist arse telling them what they are and aren't, and what they can and can't do.

Comment Marketing (Score 1) 688 688

Lots of posts here positing rational reasons why electric cars aren't more popular: mpg (equivalent), price, distance from fueling stations, etc etc.

All of which (mistakenly, imho) assumes rational consumer behaviour.

It's inertia, money and marketing that are holding electric vehicles back. They're unfamiliar, and the incumbents are so, so, monied, and so, so powerful, that gaining any kind of traction at all is crazy difficult.

Comment Re:Religion is a choice! (Score 1) 270 270

Religion is a choice

This is one of those "true in theory but not in practice" things. If you were born into (for example) an Ultra Orthodox Jewish community, brought up in it, never got to see anything outside of it (etc), then your religious beliefs aren't really choices you made. If you're never even been aware of the alternatives, how's it a choice?

Comment Re:Who keeps posting this garbage? (Score 1) 613 613

This is a great comment, and the fact that you've been moderated Overrated really highlights just how fucked up Slashdot is with this stuff. The prevailing view, as evidenced by all the +5 Insightful comments trumpeting it, is that sex discrimination against women in STEM, just doesn't exist and it's all some "SJW" (sic) conspiracy.

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