If you're onboard the podcast train, these episodes of Sam Harris's pod are must-listen on this subject.
#71 - WHAT IS TECHNOLOGY DOING TO US?
A Conversation with Tristan Harris
#145 - THE INFORMATION WAR
A Conversation with Renée DiResta
#152 - THE TROUBLE WITH FACEBOOK
A Conversation with Roger McNamee
assuming all men are good until proven otherwise is a strategy that can get you killed.
When our lives are on the line, you all look the same. And quite frankly, I don’t care if that hurts your feelings
Indeed. I put that forward as a topic for discussion, not as the conclusion of the study. I daresay that DEATHS from domestic violence would most often be at male hands, regardless of who instigated it. We're better at killing.
It is certainly the case in suicide stats. Women attempt suicide more often than men but men kill themselves more often than women.
And if you really want to have your mind blown and your gender preconceptions thrown out the window:
In a 2010 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reporting on domestic violence in the U.S., 26% of gay men said that they experienced physical violence, stalking, or rape by their partners. 29% of heterosexual men reported similar violence in the same study.
The CDC also stated that 40% of lesbian women reported physical violence by their partners, and 44% reported experiencing physical violence, stalking, or rape by their partners. In contrast, 35% of heterosexual women reported physical violence, stalking, or rape by their partners in the same study.
Walters, Mikel L., Jieru Chen, and Matthew J. Breiding. "The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010 findings on victimization by sexual orientation."
Topic for discussion: the presence of a woman in a relationship increases the likelihood of domestic violence occurring. The safest relationship to be in is a gay male partnership; the most dangerous is a lesbian partnership.
It’s hard for commentators to admit to the gendered nature of the problem because to do so requires admitting that there is actually a difference in interests and abilities between men and women. It turns out that the humans with the greatest interest and ability at stalking and killing other humans are almost all male.
But we’re not allowed to have that conversation.
If I recall correctly, a biologically female person receiving testosterone will begin navigating his way through the world differently. That’s not a metaphor, I mean literally relying less on points of reference and more on “dead reckoning”. Insert joke about men asking for directions here.
We on the Left may have better stories than the Right
huh? what does that even mean?
the RNZ CEO is a political appointee
it's who the what now?
It was a bit more complicated than that
my reaction was damn that's the most obliviously-racist whiteperson opinion I've read all day