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Comment: Re:Enough (Score 2) 288

"There is far too much speculation and not enough actual research in this area."

That's not true. There's a good amount of research on the topic, it's just you'll never hear about it since the mainstream media largely leans to the left. Christina Hoff Sommers cited two studies in a recent Factual Feminist video that more or less confirmed the final premise of this documentary, which is chock full of research relating to this subject:

http://rixstep.com/2/20111127,...

The idea is that the more free and safe a society becomes, the more likely men and women are pursue their biological predispositions. This manifests as men having careers in hands-on jobs & STEM fields and women in jobs with high social quotients.

Comment: Re:You can lead a horse to water... (Score 5, Informative) 288

In all seriousness this is a very valid point. Women and girls just aren't interested in STEM. And research now shows it's less to do with nurture than previously thought. Christina Hoff Sommers cited two studies in a recent video that more or less confirmed the final premise of this documentary:

http://rixstep.com/2/20111127,...

The idea is that the more free and safe a society becomes, the more likely men and women are pursue their biological predispositions. This manifests as men having careers in hands-on jobs & STEM fields and women in jobs with high social quotients.

Comment: Re:Pro-Boy Bias? (Score 2) 493

"School is not biased towards the boys at all."

What's worse is that people up and down the chain, going as high as the President, thinks this is a great idea!

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012...

"“In fact, more women as a whole now graduate from college than men,” Obama wrote. “This is a great accomplishment—not just for one sport or one college or even just for women but for America. And this is what Title IX is all about.”"

The article continues...

"So if a 17% deficit was a catastrophe requiring federal intervention, what are we to conclude when that same federal intervention has created a 25% level of inequality?"

This is a good question, when women had a 17% deficit the govt enacted a host of laws to balance things out, to include Title IX. Now that there's a 25% deficit for men, where's the action to fix things? It'd be bad enough it was just crickets, but instead our president is lauding this even GREATER deficit than what women suffered. In what way does that make any sense?

And yes, federal intervention most certainly has made colleges more inhospitable to men. Case in point, the Dear Colleague letter and the kangaroo courts that have followed.

Comment: Re:Why is it even a problem? (Score 1) 493

"The feminist argument is that this skew in gender balance is the result of prior socialization. But this claim of nurture over nature is not only unproven, it is utterly untestable."

Sorta. What research has been done on the subject actually shows there is a heavy biological component involved.

http://rixstep.com/2/20111127,...

tl;dw - the more free and stable a society becomes, the more likely people are to follow their biological predispositions. This manifests as men gravitating to STEM and women to soft sciences and jobs with a high social component.

Comment: Re:Why don't they get it? (Score 1) 779

by BobSutan (#48963477) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

People who reject the status quo regarding gender issues, relationships, and/or who don't toe the feminist line are said to have taken the red pill a la The Matrix movies. There's an entire network of subreddits for men and women who reject feminism and look for alternative way of having relationships and living their lives. The three principle subs are:

http://www.reddit.com/r/thered...
http://www.reddit.com/r/redpil...
http://www.reddit.com/r/asktrp

The manosphere is growing every day with new blogs, youtube channels, websites, etc. Something about this counter-culture resonates with people, evidenced by the fact our sub has grown from just a few hundred people in 2012/2013 to almost 100,000 members today.

Comment: Re:Why don't they get it? (Score 1) 779

by BobSutan (#48963131) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

Actually, a fair number of us made our way to TRP via men's rights and/or PUA. More often than not there's a lot of bleed-over in all of those areas, which ultimately is the manosphere at large. It tends to be the hardliner ideologues who have a problem with one group or another.

Comment: Re:Why don't they get it? (Score 1) 779

by BobSutan (#48963091) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

As a moderator of TRP I can say with authority it's not a men's rights subreddit. There's already one for that: /r/mensrights.

TRP is more of an amalgam of Mens Rights, MGTOW, and PUA, each distinctly separate areas of the manosphere. For those who are getting a straw man argument version of what we're about, come over, kick the tires, and check it out for yourselves.

http://www.reddit.com/r/thered...

All I ask is you read the sidebar threads first before making up your mind.

Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score 1) 693

by BobSutan (#48866975) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

And when I say they're lazy, look at the jobs leftists often hold. It's not in actual productivity jobs, but instead things like govt, non-profits, etc. Any time you hear about jobs pertaining to diversity or equality, that's leftist make-work. It's not productive and merely fulfills their egos. These videos do a much better job explaining this than I ever could:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Comment: Re:Slashdot stance on #gamergate (Score 0) 693

by BobSutan (#48866927) Attached to: Doxing Victim Zoe Quinn Launches Online "Anti-harassment Task Force"

Leftists are lazy, often histrionic personality disordered, and use fascism to achieve their political goals when their opponents don't acquiesce. Case in point:

http://www.science20.com/scien...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

http://news.investors.com/poli...

To be clear, them unfriending you is just an example of censorship and shutting down discourse when it suits them, which is a classic tool of fascists.

Comment: Re:And 60% of college students are female (Score 3, Insightful) 341

by BobSutan (#48756501) Attached to: Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech

Well, the first thing we need is a leadership that doesn't actually _celebrate_ men being worse off in college:

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012...

"“In fact, more women as a whole now graduate from college than men,” Obama wrote. “This is a great accomplishment—not just for one sport or one college or even just for women but for America. And this is what Title IX is all about.”"

The article continues...

"So if a 17% deficit was a catastrophe requiring federal intervention, what are we to conclude when that same federal intervention has created a 25% level of inequality?"

This is a good question, when women had a 17% deficit the govt enacted a host of laws to balance things out, to include Title IX. Now that there's a 25% deficit for men, where's the action to fix things? It'd be bad enough it was just crickets, but instead our president is lauding this even GREATER deficit than what women suffered. In what way does that make any sense?

And yes, federal intervention most certainly has made colleges more inhospitable to men. Case in point, the Dear Colleague letter and the kangaroo courts that have followed.

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