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Comment: Re:Integrate the LaLeche League! (Score 1) 376

by Demonspawn (#35152712) Attached to: Wikipedia Works To Close Gender Gap

Heh, it's been a while since I've cited that. I had to look it back up. Unfortunately, I can only find an article discussing the study in the limited time I have right now:

And, also, I must correct myself: 20+ points away from norm is 2:1. 70+ points away from norm is still 30:1

Comment: Re:Why is this a problem? (Score 1) 376

by Demonspawn (#35147128) Attached to: Wikipedia Works To Close Gender Gap

Since, at least where I'm from, women are still the discriminated group,

1) Please enumerate any government-granted rights which men enjoy that do not apply to women in equal or greater measure.
2) Please enumerate any government-imposed responsibilities which women endure that do not apply to men in equal or greater measure.

Now please reverse those questions.

Which gender is being discriminated against? Small hint: it's not women.

You're going to claim that the discrimination which is important is social? Women make up 52-54% of the population. If women are, in fact, "equal" then social discrimination will end as soon as women want it to end.

Are you going to claim that women are disadvantaged in money or spending power? Women make 80% of spending decisions (I can cite this if you actually care).

I want to give the same rights to women that men already have.

Equal rights without equal responsibilities or privilege is NOT equality.

A) Men had greater rights.
B) Women had less responsibilities.
C) Women had greater privilege.

Feminism wants to correct A and ignore B and C... again proving Feminism is not a movement for equality.

The only real question remaining is if Feminism is a lie or a hate movement.

Comment: Re:Why is this a problem? (Score 1) 376

by Demonspawn (#35146944) Attached to: Wikipedia Works To Close Gender Gap

I think it's quite appropriate that you cited the President of Harvard.

Did you read past the title? Apparently not.

So a racist misogynistic asshole says women are dumber then men,

No, but nice try to make his comment what you need it to be so you can actually debate it.

What he said was: [paraphrased]"There are more smart men than women (and more dumb men than women.) When we look at people who are skilled at math enough to apply to our math-heavy science college, there will be more men than women in the group."

While you'll of course find a segment of the population agreeing with you,

The entire scientific community agrees with me. SAT scores agree with me. Nature agrees with me. Reality agrees with me.

See, mother nature was a smart cookie. She decided that it wasn't wise to waste reproductive capacity on environmental testing.

Comment: Re:Integrate the LaLeche League! (Score 1) 376

by Demonspawn (#35144618) Attached to: Wikipedia Works To Close Gender Gap

However, since the standard deviation is about 14 points, k8to would say that the difference in gender distributions is not significant in predicting an individual's IQ

Actually, there is a difference in standard deviation depending on gender as well. Men have larger standard deviations than women in just about every physiological trait. IQs 20+ points away from norm (120 and above or 80 and below) are 6:1 male:female. IQs 70+ points away from norm have a gender ratio of 30:1. So, yes, to say that one gender is "superior" to another, even in IQ would be incorrect. However, to say that the superior people are much more likely one gender (male) is truth no matter how politically incorrect it is.

So you are correct that knowing one's gender is insignificant about predicting their IQ, but knowing one's IQ can help significantly in predicting their gender.

Comment: Re:Why is this a problem? (Score 1) 376

by Demonspawn (#35143896) Attached to: Wikipedia Works To Close Gender Gap

Unless you're in a niche market, such as modeling women's clothing, or lifting heavy cargo/equiment, where the ratio will swing dramatically, but not completely eliminating the opposite gender, then your ratios should hit about 50/50.

Actually, no. This false belief is one of the biggest problems in today's society. The truth of the matter is that men are more diverse than women, even if the averages are the same. What that means is that you'll only see 50/50 gender split if the job is something that 50% of the population could qualify for. As soon as you have a job/role/whatever that less than 50% of the population could do, you will see more men than women who are capable of doing said job.

For example:
Have a job that requires nothing other than a 50th percentile math ability? You'll see 50/50.
Have a job that requires nothing other than a 95th percentile math ability? You'll see 64/36 in favor of males.
Have a job that requires nothing other than a 99th percentile math ability? You'll see 71/29 in favor of males.

It's really that simple. A job that requires skills that only one out of a hundred people have, and you're already seeing a massive gender disparity on who is even capable of doing the job.


IT Worker's Revenge Lands Her In Jail 347

Posted by samzenpus
from the bad-idea dept.
aesoteric writes "A 30-year-old IT worker at a Florida-based health centre was this week sentenced to 19 months in a US federal prison for hacking, and then locking, her former employer's IT systems. Four days after being fired from the Suncoast Community Health Centers' for insubordination, Patricia Marie Fowler exacter her revenge by hacking the centre's systems, deleting files, changing passwords, removing access to infrastructure systems, and tampering with pay and accrued leave rates of staff."

Comment: False rape allegation statistics: (Score 2, Informative) 565

by Demonspawn (#33495966) Attached to: WikiLeaks Calls For Assange To Step Down

An authoritative law review article debunked the canard that only two percent of all rape claims are false -- the author traced this number to its baseless source. See

As reported by "False Rape Allegations" by Eugene Kanin, Archives of Sexual Behavior Feb 1994 v23 n1 p81 (12), Professor Kanin’s major study of a mid-size Midwestern U.S. city over the course of nine years found that 41 percent of all rape claims were false. Kanin also studied the police records of two unnamed large state universities, and found that in three years, 50 percent of the 64 rapes reported to campus police were determined to be false, without the use of polygraphs.

In addition, a landmark Air Force study in 1985 studied 556 rape allegations. It found that 27% of the accusers recanted, and an independent evaluation revealed a false accusation rate of 60%. McDowell, Charles P., Ph.D. “False Allegations.” Forensic Science Digest, (publication of the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations), Vol. 11, No. 4 (December 1985), p. 64.

Comment: Re:Censorship? (Score 1) 362

by Demonspawn (#33482224) Attached to: GameStop Pulls <em>Medal of Honor</em> From Military Bases

Comments like that always make me wonder about the mental well-being of the person making them. Would you really kick somebody's ass because they tried to get in front of you?

I always wonder about the mental capacity of people willing to make idiotic statements like this.

What would you do in the situation? Nothing?
Or would you inform management? And if the person who cut in line tells management to F-off? Then the cops are called. And if that person tells the cops to F-off? Then violence is used to keep the person in line.

The only difference between you (assuming you do something other than nothing) and the person you are criticizing is that they are willing to handle the problem themselves rather than pass the buck to someone else. If you do anything to stop the person from getting in line, you ARE justifying having their ass kicked, or the threat thereof, to keep that person "in line" with social norms. Morari is willing to admit to himself that this is what is being done, while you hide behind the power of "socially acceptable" violence in the form of police action (and hide behind being an AC).

Comment: Re:Justice is Served (Score 1) 432

by Demonspawn (#33191382) Attached to: Ex-SF Admin Terry Childs Gets 4-Year Sentence

The difference between democracy and anarchy:

Anarchy is mob rule.
Democracy is mob rule on a national level.

The difference between anarchy and civilization:

Under Anarchy, you must project the threat of violence to keep yourself safe.
Under Civilization, you pay taxes to people who will project the threat of violence to keep you safe.

These statements are the truth of the matter, no matter how much you want to pretty them up. Violence is what makes the world go 'round.

A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.