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Main / PBS: Boys and the achievement gap
May 08, 2014, 07:29 PM
A couple of surprisingly good articles on boys and the achievement gap in schools from PBS:

How do we help boys close the academic gender gap?

Harnessing boys' strengths and passions to improve academic achievement
Article here:

Some misandristic woman named Kathy J. Bell left a very bigoted comment underneath the article, if anyone cares to respond. It's a masterpiece of ignorance and anti-male hostility.

Kathy J. Bell · Top Commenter · Engineer/Owner at Bell Environment Engineering of Texas

The research got the facts correct but then made assesments on non factual data.

Women initiate divorce 65% of all divorces. When a woman is ill and she is married to a typical ego centered male, she no longer has the energy to waste on an adult child.

This author instead of looking at the reality of the findings, imposed the view that relationships are strictly based on sex and women need men.

The findings should have addressed

1) Men's inability to care for anyone but themselves
2) the uselessness of a human that is self involved
3) Women seeing the uselessness of having a Man around when she is ill.

Instead the researcher talked about how others take care of her and how much it costs even after stating the FACT that it is women who initiate the divorces not MEN. AND divorced and widowed women do not seek out another male relationship (they don't seek out marriage) because they found marriage to be oppressive.

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Is this an April Fools Joke?

"A new burial area for lesbians only is being inaugurated this weekend in a two-century-old cemetery in the German capital.

A 400-square-meter (4,300-square-foot) area of the Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery, established in 1814 in central Berlin, will be reserved as a graveyard for up to 80 lesbians, said Usah Zachau, a spokeswoman for the Safia association, a national group primarily for elderly lesbians.

The association said it had created a burial area to be inaugurated Sunday, as a space "where life and death connect, distinctive forms of cemetery culture can develop and where the lesbian community can live together in the afterlife."

It's ironic that the so-called gender wage gap is greatest in rich places like Beverly Hills and least in poor places like Indian Reservations.

Women earn 64 cents on the dollar compared to men in Beverly Hills.  For the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation it's 90 cents.
So men earning more than women says nothing of how the money is spent or who benefits from it.

An even more extreme case is Buffalo County, SD, which has the lowest per capita income in the U.S.  Women there earn $1.05 to the dollar compared to men.  This county is mostly the Crow Creek Indian Reservation, and is largely a matriarchy.  Many houses lack kitchens and indoor plumbing.

In contrast, Rancho Santa Fe is a wealthy enclave in San Diego County.  Women there earn 58 cents to the dollar for men.
Rancho Santa Fe has the second highest per capita income in the U.S. and the typical house is over 2 million dollars.  The women living there can hardly be described as suffering from the so-called wage gap.

So, high gender wage gap here ... vs. women earning more here ...

Where are women better off?  And where are they more likely to be a victim of violence?  Where are children - or men for that matter -  better off?

Of course, these examples are anecdotes from the extremes of wealth and poverty in the United States and correlation doesn't imply causation, but is likely related to something else.  In these cases, the wealthy enclaves are an example of the success of free markets and property rights, while the poor Indian Reservations an example of historic injustice compounded by a lack of property rights.  A more comprehensive study would result in a graph of locations in the United States comparing the gender wage gap to per capita income.   There would likely be a lot of scatter in such a graph, but it would be interesting to see what the overall correlation is.  And the causes of the correlation would probably be complex and nuanced.  

But it would likely refute the feminist assertion that women are oppressed by the so-called wage gap that they keep touting.
Didn't Orwell write about the phenomena of "newspeak" in his book 1984?
This woman shot and killed 4 people at an Indian tribe headquarters last week after she and her son were evicted from the reservation.  Warning: her mug shot is scary.

This Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 photo released by Alturas Police Department shows Cherie Lash Rhoades. Rhoades, suspected of killing four people at the headquarters of an Indian tribe that was evicting her and her son from its land, had been under federal investigation over at least $50,000 in missing funds, a person familiar with the tribe's situation told The Associated Press on Friday.
In future episodes, they'll reiterate their mission statement for the 12,580th. time, which is to benefit men by oppressing women "Because men will benefit ... somehow".  They'll switch their edicts from notes to all men to email from And men would be issued Male Privileges™ cards as a bonus just for being male, but there's a catch!
"I knew we forgot something".  Here is the next episode of "Tales from The Patriarchy."

I think I'll go with the fez.

The fez gives a Turkish touch to the patriarchs; the waitress girl looks like a Bavarian one.

I think that goes for a red fez, but some Catholics wear a white fez from what I saw on Wikipedia.
I think I'll go with the fez.
I was thinking of giving the 5 patriarchs at the lounge some kind of funny hat, like a beret, or fedora or fez or something.  What do you thing would work best?
Tales from The Patriarchy - a new comic strip by Male Positive Media.

What a meeting of "The Patriarchy" might look like ...

I hope to provide a satirical look at the concept of "The Patriarchy" with this new strip.

Why "The Patriarchy"?  Because men will benefit ... somehow.  :dontknow:
Here's a new and improved version of this cartoon.  It's all the rage on Twitter now  :greener:
Main / Re: Human Evolution
Jan 29, 2014, 03:41 PM
An interesting theory with some good points, but I have a few concerns about it.

First, how do you define "development" of nations?  One of the better measures is the Human Development Index, which measures the overall health, wealth and education of nations.  Here is a map:

Argentina's economic and political troubles started with the Great Depression and later continued with Juan Peron's socialist policies after WWII, after which hyperinflation and major ups and downs in the economy ensued (also the military coups and the "dirty war" of the 1970s).  I'm not sure if this is related to the morality of the people of the nation or not (and is the tango really that immoral?).  Still, Argentina manages to be in the "very high" category for human development by global standards.

Islamic nations have very strict penalties for adultery, and would have high rates of development if this theory were correct, but often include some of the least developed nations in the world, such as Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan (with some exceptions, such as Oman and the UAE).

On the other hand, Japan does very well in terms of human development, yet isn't a particularly religious nation.  The morality of the Japanese people is another matter, and appears to be rather high, so it seems that morality can exist in places that aren't particularly religious.

So, there appear to be other factors involved in human development apart from morality and religion, not that these are bad traits for a nation to have.