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Comment: Is it a matter of sexual attraction? (Score 2) 596

If it's a matter of not having students who are sexually attracted to each other, they have a serious logistical problem:

  • You can't have any girl with a straight boy.
  • You can't have any boy with a straight girl.
  • You can't have a gay girl with any girl.
  • You can't have a gay boy with any boy.

I'm not positive, but I think you'd need something like this:

  • It's only okay to pair a gay boy with a gay girl,. Or else each needs his/her own dedicated school
  • Every bisexual student needs his/her own dedicated school
  • All straight girls can be in the same school.
  • All straight boys can be in the same school.

Comment: Re:What happens... (Score 1) 596

When they ace it, end up in one of the ultra competitive CS schools (or work environment) and haven't been exposed to whatever it is that causes female students to not do well right now, all in one shot? It would even out eventually, but the first few batches will be in for a rude awakening.

Can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs! Well, actually, if they're female eggs than the federal government will be all over you. But if they're male eggs, screw `em. Because, you know, equality.

Comment: Re:Affirmative Action is not the same as sexism (Score 1) 508

I appreciate your comment. I suspect that everyone is to some extent ideologically driven. I think it matters quite a bit what the ideology is, and what ours is, and how strongly each of us clings to it, if we hope to come to agreement on an issue.

Either way, welcome to the wrong side of history.

Could you explain more about when you mean by being on the "wrong side of history"? I find it an interesting concept, but I'm not positive what you mean by it.

Comment: Re:Affirmative Action is not the same as sexism (Score 4, Insightful) 508

Affirmative action in the United States counteracts institutional and systemic discrimination against specific groups (often visible) minorities.

Affirmative action for women is not the same as sexism; it is a corrective for sexism.

You'll need to define those terms carefully before you have any hope of persuading us.

Comment: Re:Why did it take so long? (Score 4, Insightful) 250

by DoofusOfDeath (#49431723) Attached to: Verdict Reached In Boston Bombing Trial

Most news analysts had a guilty verdict as a foregone conclusion, with the real question being whether the bomber would face the death penalty. It's strange that it took 11 and a half hours to reach the verdict.

Because (1) news analysts aren't juries, and (2) we try to be careful when considering whether or not to hold a man culpable for mass-murder.

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