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Comment Re:Again? (Score 1) 613

This is very true. I don't want to sound like I'm bragging, because I was and am just part of a whole community that has fought this struggle, comprised of every gender and race, but at any rate... I've spent a serious portion of my life putting in the work. The story isn't all about rewards or recognition.

To get where I am now, I've literally spent more time at a keyboard on most days than anywhere else including asleep, most of it in self-directed study or trying to solve some problem or achieve some goal in my fields. That's the story of the majority of my teenage and adult life. And that's the real opportunity cost to operate at this level.

I'm sure as hell not telling anyone that they can't pay that cost because of what's in their pants. The more the merrier, in fact I implore and double dog dare every person reading this to put in that work - we need more of us, IMO.

Comment Re:Again? (Score 1) 613

STEM equals progress in the demonstrably vital STEM fields. That's why politicians talk about it, hopefully. I can only speak for myself, but I ain't doing this for my health. It is a passion, but at the root of that passion lies the knowledge that we are building a better world.

Comment Re:Again? (Score 3, Interesting) 613

I gave one as an example.

More like "mentioned". I didn't get to read it.

They all confirmed what I said, there hasn't yet BEEN one that found the opposite.

I'm skeptical. I'm cursorily familiar with research which actually does call into question some of these gender pay gap studies, for example.

So I could say that I know EVERYTHING about the studies that questioned my beliefs - they all ended up confirming them when tested.

You could say that, but it would sound kind of kooky.

Comment Re:Again? (Score 1) 613

Except that every empirical experiment proves you are wrong about that.

That's such an absurd claim. I wouldn't even know where to start if I wanted to.

Vet schools on average admit 4 males for ever female student admitted. But when the personal details on applications are obscured, so that the selection committees do not know the gender of applicants - it switches to 60/40 female selection !

It sounds like you're very familiar with research which, forgive me for saying so, confirms your own pre-existing biases. Have you considered searching out research which may have the opposite effect? Have you examined and verified as unflawed to your knowledge the study you're talking about? ...without citing so I can see, I might add?

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

to discount your voice by branding you as "privileged".

A brand which becomes little more than a euphemism/dog whistle for "male", because he or she doesn't actually know what the circumstances of my life consisted of. The only information used to reach these conclusions seems to be my gender. So really, it's all about the fact that I'm male.

Comment Re:Who keeps posting this garbage? (Score 2) 613

I'm not sure whether to say this seriously or sarcastically, so I guess a little of both: just because you don't get anything you personally value out of your privilege doesn't mean you don't have it.

Likewise, just because you can baselessly attribute someone's position to "privilege" doesn't make it so. Lacking any salient basis for accusing me of succeeding through patronage, but having leveled the accusation anyway, what you've just done is prejudged me. Based on my gender.

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