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marksierra
Discussion: Inconsequential Chat

I just found out why my internet connection is so slow - everyone's on line...

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Morganna
Discussion: Holy Cow We Went to the Moon

Cows have been doing it for years.


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j r
Discussion: Equal pay for Women’s Soccer? (Cont’d)
drummerboy said:






What's to consider? Obviously those things are already changing (and have been changing for decades now) in the direction of allowing women to choose to continue careers when they have children.

People choose to have children, and they know (or should know) full well the additional stresses that it will place on them in terms of trying to maintain a career.

The actual work of childrearing continues to fall on women disproportionately, a fact that I think undermines your assumptions about how far society has come in this area "for decades now." When my mother had children, she stepped off the tenure track as an educator and raised three kids as a full-time job; my father was the breadwinner. When I had children, I "tried to maintain" my full-time career while juggling family time, school transportation, childcare arrangements, household employee management, medical appointments, vacation planning and extracurriculars. At my two-equivalent-paychecks household and among women I know in similar circumstances, the burden isn't shared equally. 

TL;DR: Nobody wonders whether a man will choose to continue his career when he has children.

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max_weisenfeld
Discussion: Is This Picture by Hirschberg an Established Artist?
mjc said:
I love that drawing & want to meet the ladies (gentle faces) and see what their hats are made of.
Enjoy!

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joanne
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?
mtierney said:
@jamie... has any evaluation been done of merits for the political threads being isolated? Seems page 1 is mostly day old and more items.

 The same could be said for this Category, so I don't think there's any major difference (at least in my browsing). 

Re: those most inappropriate tweets and comments by your President, and the lack of disavowal by Republicans:  it's certainly not a wonderful PR image to project internationally (considering the nations he's trying to impress), especially if you're trying to gain great sales deals. Your whole nation has just been confirmed as a bully of women standing up for their civil rights and the rights of other vulnerable people - which diversity, strangely enough was apparently the point of founding your independent nation.  

As we'd say here, yeah nah. Not a good look, mate. And now, he's worked himself into a piston where he can't do anything else but dig in deeper. It's just so pig-headed and inappropriate for the office, and embarrassing for all of you. 

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Ridley
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?
mtierney said:
much of the anger or the stupidity which engulfs America have real root causes:


https://nypost.com/2017/01/22/why-schools-have-stopped-teaching-american-history/

 Are those causes slavery, the cost of teaching degrees and the fact that most of the US syllabus is dictated by right wing Christians in Texas?

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Philip
Discussion: Equal pay for Women’s Soccer? (Cont’d)

Put another way, I'm not arguing with the numbers, but with the meaning you assign to them. There's always, always some plausible sounding reason for the pay gap -- pay is based on hours worked, or seniority, or years of experience, or total revenue.  Should one of those measures falter, easy enough to switch to another. 

One way to interpret such numbers is as justification for pay inequity. An alternative is to see them as quantifying inequity.

Men get paid more because they work more hours? Why do they work more hours? Start probing and pretty soon that looks less than a good explanation for the pay gap and more just another example of how gender roles reinforce economic inequality. And you can do the same exercise for just about any of these kinds of measures.

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Philip
Discussion: What is being said in the Rose Garden? What's happening in Washington?

are you arguing the internment and evacuation of Japanese Americans was not a racist act?  Are you arguing about the terminology between internment and concentration?  its silly.  

the conditions that these legal asylum seekers are put into, the fact that children are forcibly removed from parents, no matter their ages or dependencies, they are being kept in cages, prisons without anything that any of us would call essential, is what leads to calling these private prisons concentration camps, but whatever you decide to label them as, they are inhumane.   

And yet I read these defenses as if its normal, its not.  its atrocious. it a horror caused and perpetrated as governmental policy.  

supported by republicans.  funded by us all

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dano
Discussion: I surrender - AC is now on

you guys are nuts! ;) I’ve had mine on since June!

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