Tag Archive for 'Women'

The Lean In Collection

All I have to say is that almost all social science papers, today anyway, have the same weaknesses:

Nearly all the research she cites has been produced by social scientists who were drawn to their trade to fight what they saw as the insidious and often violent exploitation of women in this country. They have joined like-minded social scientists to design experiments that, for reasons of convenience and expense, are forced to rely on college students, who have learned in their social science classes that the oppression of women is insidious and often violent. The experiments always yield positive results. The findings are fashioned into papers. These are published in journals that, as a guard against bias and a guarantor of methodological soundness, are reviewed by a panel of peers who went into social science to fight the insidious and often violent exploitation of women. The data are clear: The exploitation of women is insidious and often violent. It’s pretty much settled science by now.

From an Andrew Ferguson piece on the new Lean In Collection: Brave New Stereotypes | The Weekly Standard.

Cormac McCarthy’s Ex-Wife Pulled a Gun Out of Her Vagina During an Argument About Aliens

Is that the best headline ever, or what?

Lesbians

Watching Lesbian porn.

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Funny.

Also, I learned a new term: Gold Star Lesbian.

Apparently the GLS is a coveted thing.

The Sun’s best cleavage poll

The Brits know how to run an online newspaper.

There were only five entrants to the contest and I never have hear of two of them, and am vaguely aware of a third.

What does that say about me?

Added: In case you are wondering why there is no picture accompanying this post, The Sun does not allow right clicks on their photos. Like I said, they know how to run an online newspaper.

You need to click on the link just for the photos.

The Last Psychiatrist is on a Tear

From my google reader feed (I need to go google a replacement for google reader too). The Last Psychiatrist writes about Sheryl Sandberg and women in the workplace. He puts up this picture:

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Then he says:

No, the insightful criticism isn’t that they didn’t artificially include a black woman, it is that they artificially excluded Asian women– that this photo could only be made by actively denying a reality: among women, Asian women are proportionally overrepresented in successful positions, especially tech jobs, especially Silicon Valley, and yes, Apple Maps, India is in Asia.  Putting this shot together is like staging an NBA publicity photo without any neck tattoos or handguns.   “What?”  When I was in my 3rd year of medical school and we all had to select our tax bracket, the Asian women went into surgery, ophthalmology, or the last two years of a PhD program, you know where the borderline sleeves went?  Pediatrics, which I think is technically sublimation but I’m no psychiatrist.  The logic was straightforward: they wanted  kids, and, unlike surgery, pediatrics offered future doctor-moms a bit of flexibility, while the Asian women apparently didn’t worry about working late because their kids would be at violin till 9:30.

Which made me laugh out loud. It is one of those truths that will keep you from being invited back to the next dinner party.

He also had this little insight:

The feminism debate, labeled equivalently as “gender discrimination” or “women sabotage themselves”, is not about women, it is about LABOR COSTS, making working for something other than money admirable.  If some women rise to COO that’s unintended consequences, what the system really wants is people, especially the still not maxed out women, to want to work harder for it, to be a producer/consumer for it, by making noble and desirable the long hours, “a seat at the table”– the kind of things that give away the majority of your high heeled, productive life in exchange for the trappings of power.

This is true. Your job is, for 99% of us anyway, going to suck. You might as well get some money in exchange for your time, as all the rest of it is crap.

There are more gems in the post. It’s long but worth the read. Women in my small audience should take a look.

I spent nine months in Mauritius

And I speak but a few words of French. I don’t, however, think I need to understand much of the language to understand what this woman is talking about:

Semen Nutrition and Overlooked Health Benefits

Semen Nutrition and Overlooked Health Benefits.

Couldn’t resist linking to this.

Also introducing a new tag: Health Tips. I can see a whole new line of blog posts starting right here.

Gerard made me aware of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Kate Upton is on the cover.

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If she were a brunette, she would look a lot like my wife.

The Female Orgasm: A Program About Sexual Health and Women’s Empowerment

The Female Orgasm: A Program About Sexual Health and Women’s Empowerment.

From the University of Minnesota.

I grew up in Minnesota. I won’t be going back.

Kansas sperm donor ordered to pay child support

Kansas sperm donor ordered to pay child support prepares for battle | Fox News.

Some dude donates sperm to a lesbian couple. The contract does not allow any parental privilege or responsibility to the guy. The contract even has a hold harmless and indemnity clause.

The lesbians break up.

The child has received some state benefits.

Kansas is suing the guy for child support!

The lesbians have other children!