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by Stu
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Openly gay Texas student protesting in-school suspension for wearing nail polish
Replies: 14
Views: 148

Re: Openly gay Texas student protesting in-school suspension for wearing nail polish

Hi Stevie I wondered the same. The whole argument hinges on the fundamental inequalities that males suffer when it comes to dress and appearance and that are manifest in the lack of choices for men and boys that women and girls enjoy. Having lived in a society that has school uniform (and having wor...
by Stu
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Openly gay Texas student protesting in-school suspension for wearing nail polish
Replies: 14
Views: 148

Re: Openly gay Texas student protesting in-school suspension for wearing nail polish

I'm not sure it's relevant that he is gay, openly or otherwise. He is a boy who wants to wear nail polish - that's all.
by Stu
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

We seem to be getting away from my main point. Of course women can perform physical investigations and be involved in the discovery of new elements. My point was that men have a higher propensity to focus on things that are inanimate and non-social - an average - and to a greater degree. Women have ...
by Stu
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

Where is the evidence that fewer than one percent of research chemists were women? Besides, Marie Curie - and her husband Pierre - discovered ONE element between them. A single element out of the 118 in the Periodic Table. As you appear to recognise, one person contributing to one discovery is hardl...
by Stu
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

Stu, here's a start: https://www.energy.gov/articles/her-element-women-behind-discoveries-periodic-table Thanks for the list of women who made a contribution to the evolution of chemistry. I never doubted they did. But I think you will agree that doesn't prove Pelmut's claim that: " A larger propor...
by Stu
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

pelmut wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:12 pm
A larger proportion of the periodic table was discovered by women than the proportion of women to men doing research into chemistry at the time of Marie Curie. :-)
Really? And I am sure you have evidence of that claim. :wink:
by Stu
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

Was she a stupid neurotic female, as most people said when they first met her, or was she actually autistic and reacting to a stereotypical feminine upbringing with no opportunity to expand her considerable mental powers in the most appropriate direction?  I think the latter. How many other women h...
by Stu
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

The intelligence tests were drawn up by men, using men's ideas of what constitutes 'intelligence'.  It's not all that long ago that intelligence tests 'proved' differences along racial lines, until the cultural bias in the questions was removed. I can partly agree - yes, there are many different ki...
by Stu
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

In at least one case, Hertha Ayerton, her work was credited to her husband (despite his denials and the obvious differences in their specialisms).   Thanks for her example which perfectly proves my point. She was a notable physicist of her time and, as I recall, she won prizes, so she was and still...
by Stu
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

But the conditions were real and contributed to vastly reducing the contributions that the majority of women could make. At any rate, the simple fact that some women made such contributions as you have noted does not in itself prove or even lend any shred of evidence to your claim that you state as...
by Stu
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

Historically, women were rarely allowed to obtain an education that went beyond the bare minimum of raising children and maintaining a household. ... But you seem to totally ignore the fact that women have through most of history been restrained from making intellectual achievements. You would have...
by Stu
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

That's probably why there has never been a female Mozart or Michelangelo or Da Vinci or Einstein. More disproven, out-of-date, sexist BS. 1. If is "disproven", then maybe you could show evidence. You know - EVIDENCE? Just as I have linked peer-reviewed scientific journals. 2. The truth is never "ou...
by Stu
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school
Replies: 41
Views: 831

Re: Article about boys wearing skirts as a protest in Quebec school

The relevance, Stu, is that you claimed women lack the persistence required of leaders when common experience shows that such an assertion is sexist BS. Another straw man from you! I said no such thing. There are traits that are more common in males than females and vice-versa. These include, when ...
by Stu
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Harry Styles wearing skirts and dresses
Replies: 27
Views: 1002

Re: Harry Styles wearing skirts and dresses

Stevie and Faldaguy I wasn't actually blaming the Garden Centre for the situation. Wherever they get their uniforms would almost certainly specify the skirt was designed and sized for females - it simply wouldn't occur to them to offer it to males because the sartorial taboo of males and skirts is s...
by Stu
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: In the News / Advocacy
Topic: Harry Styles wearing skirts and dresses
Replies: 27
Views: 1002

Re: Harry Styles wearing skirts and dresses

I have heard so many times that women are treated as inferior to men. I keep hearing that, too - mainly from feminists. So I ask them to explain what rights I enjoy as a male that they are denied. They have no answer. As such - this implies that females are not equal to men because for a man to dre...