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Thread: Google Fires Author of Divisive Memo on Gender Differences

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunk10 View Post
    That's how kids get abducted thinking a strange woman is less of a risk but hey good luck with that.
    Are you purposefully being obtuse? All women in a daycare are strangers to you. Whether you have known them for a day or a year. Yet a daycare full of strange women is less a risk than a daycare full of strange men.

    Now, go ahead and deny this and show me the error of my ways.

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    > Smart enough to get a PhD in Biology from Harvard
    > Dumb enough to broadcast an internal memo blasting diversity policies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikkop View Post
    Cool movie, ja.

    But men are biologically programmed to only provide and take care of their own offspring (and there are many men who can't even get that right).

    This is why you don't see many men applying for daycare positions. And also why you would be taking a risk to put your children in the care of strange men.
    What a load of bull. Women abuse children all the time, even infanticide happens regularly.

    Typical internet right-winger putting everyone into boxes. More like men don't apply for daycare positions because the pay is crap, no status because it is socially seen as "women's work".
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    Quote Originally Posted by konfab View Post
    Feels>Reals.

    This guy posted scientific facts about reality and got fired for it, but those things are hate facts and only those evil nasty republicans are anti-science.
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    Damore’s 10-page memorandum accused Google of silencing conservative political opinions and argued that biological differences play a role in the shortage of women in tech and leadership positions. It circulated widely inside the company and became public over the weekend, causing a furor that amplified the pressure on Google executives to take a more definitive stand.
    Perhaps you should rather take the word of an actual working biologist (professor) rather than a software engineer..

    https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyng...ess-ignoramus/

    Yes, there are real biological differences. But what are they?

    Name these universal differences. Which ones are relevant to working as an engineer at Google? Do you realize that engineering, Google, and even working are socially constructed concepts? I rather doubt that we evolved sex differences in being able to code in Java or Python.

    Which of these differences have clear biological causes linked to prenatal testosterone? I can think of a few: gonadal differentiation and formation of the external genitalia. Unless you’re banging out code with your testicles these are not relevant to working as an engineer at Google. The factors that do affect competence at engineering do not have clear biological causes.

    “Biological” (I am learning to hate that modifier in these contexts) males that were not castrated at birth may still identify and act like females, whatever that means. What does it mean to act like a male or female? Do you realize that those terms are largely socially constructed?

    Which traits are highly heritable? Producing sperm? Excessive body hair? Liking to watch football? Are these relevant to working as an engineer at Google, and what makes you think they’re exclusive to “biological” males?

    Since the whole point of evolutionary psychology is to make up evidence to justify the status quo, that is a true statement, since EP predicts everything after the fact. It’s just not much of an endorsement to cite quack science in favor of your claims

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knyro View Post
    What a load of bull. Women abuse children all the time, even infanticide happens regularly.

    Typical internet right-winger putting everyone into boxes.
    We all put people into boxes. Some are just more honest than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knyro View Post
    What a load of bull. Women abuse children all the time, even infanticide happens regularly.

    Typical internet right-winger putting everyone into boxes. More like men don't apply for daycare positions because the pay is crap, no status because it is socially seen as "women's work".
    You realise you are doing the same right?

    ...oh the irony

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoXtroT View Post
    You realise you are doing the same right?

    ...oh the irony
    Social boxes are not the same as biological ones. Part of the reason I'd never become a nurse is that male nurses are looked down on socially, not because I'm an uncaring bastid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikkop View Post
    Are you purposefully being obtuse? All women in a daycare are strangers to you. Whether you have known them for a day or a year. Yet a daycare full of strange women is less a risk than a daycare full of strange men.

    Now, go ahead and deny this and show me the error of my ways.
    Sure I believe you.

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    I saw that little sneaky sneaky Tikkop.

    Sometimes I think of stuff to add after I post, instead of posting again I edit. Problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knyro View Post
    Social boxes are not the same as biological ones. Part of the reason I'd never become a nurse is that male nurses are looked down on socially, not because I'm an uncaring bastid.
    There are many woman nurses who are uncaring. Your differentiation is merely arbitrary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikkop View Post
    We all put people into boxes. Some are just more honest than others.
    Right wingers seem insistent to cram everybody into boxes to fit their narrow world view. Especially in a way that benefits themselves, nothing honest about it. They're arrogant POS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knyro View Post
    I saw that little sneaky sneaky Tikkop.

    Sometimes I think of stuff to add after I post, instead of posting again I edit. Problem?
    Nope. Thought you took it out. So I also amended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikkop View Post
    There are many woman nurses who are uncaring. Your differentiation is merely arbitrary.
    Oh so woman nurses are uncaring but woman daycare workers are just fine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cray View Post
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    Perhaps you should rather take the word of an actual working biologist (professor) rather than a software engineer..

    https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyng...ess-ignoramus/
    Tell Paul Zachary to read a little more. here is a good start:
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780128023884

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    Liberal left wing - so tolerant
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