Tag Archive for 'Women'

Day 54 of the Wu Flu Lockdown

I went to Home Depot this morning. More and more people are not wearing masks. I may join them on my next trip. I will have my buff around my neck per usual, but will not pull it up over my mouth and nose unless someone makes a stink.

The lady in front of me in the line to check out at HD had her own sanitizing wipes in her purse. She wiped down the checkout station before using it. She wiped down her CC before putting it back in her purse. She then wiped down the checkout stand before leaving. We are going to have problems as the range of concern goes from that lady to me. Lots of room for disagreement on what should be done.

From my reading today:

Arnold Kling. Check out all of the links. The twitter thread by Muge Cevik is interesting. Arnold is a very smart and thoughtful person.

Hugh Hewitt. I don’t read Hugh very often, but the Instapundit linked to this one and I liked it. I probably don’t need to link to anything Insty links to as my 1 1/2 readers probably read Instapundit too.

I have often joked along these lines

My joke/teasing thing has been talking to my wife about how a part time husband would be preferable to most women, her included. They get the guy to come by once a month to fix some stuff, play ball with the kids, have dinner. Maybe a roll in the hay and then he leaves. Of course this part time husband would be making the rounds to four or five women. The difference between my joke and the Mormons is that the women would be the drivers of the relationship.

But it seems that a version of my joke is coming true:

Johns, 58, is a polyamorist. She follows a non-monogamous lifestyle in which multiple partners give each other consent to date and have sex with others. Johns’s longest polyamorous relationship has lasted 36 years, twice as long as her former marriage to a polyamorous man. She talks openly about her partners to her preschool students and others.

She talks to her preschool students about her lifestyle. Bless her heart.

I expect to see Sailer writing about this soon.

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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvYprLDcRs&[/youtube]

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 heard 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.