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Comment: Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 892

No, the gap is almost entirely removed

In some studies, in some cultures, most of which have been extensively criticised.

Take some stats classes

When I did my stats degree, we used the expression "confidence interval".

By the way, isn't the fact women have babies something of a net benefit to men?

Comment: Re:These days... (Score 1) 892

So what you're saying is that feminism can't possibly be corrupted

Yup. Individuals can be dicks, sure. "Feminism"? No. Don't be stupid.

anyone who suggests as much must be dealt with as a child throwing a tantrum?

No, just people who are behaving like spoilt children - like you.

Comment: Re:Yeah, right. (Score 1) 892

No, the gender wage gap myth is a myth. Yes, large chunks of the gap can be explained, but not all of it. And the explanations themselves involve structural inequality; turtles all the way down.

As for your competition argument, lol. For many industries the compensation bill is not the largest part of the expense base and cultural friction is sufficient to overcome the competitive advantage of employing women & minorities.

Comment: Re:OMG america is stupid (Score 1) 181

by u38cg (#49372091) Attached to: Commercial Flamethrower Successfully Crowdfunded
No. An idiot with a pointy stick, I can deal with. Unless he's particularly versed in the ancient art of stick-poking, I can probably put up a reasonable fight.

And he can't walk into a crowded bar and incinerate everyone with his pointed stick, either. I'm not concerned about pointed sticks. Assholes with flamethrowes: nope nope nope.

"There is such a fine line between genius and stupidity." - David St. Hubbins, "Spinal Tap"