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    [–] Pathetic male feminist attempts to hold feminists to their own standards. It doesn't go well dakru 4 points ago * (lasted edited 4 hours ago) in SRSsucks

    Feminism has a very well-documented class and racial problem that many feminists admit to. Most men's issues are related to those things.

    What do you mean that most men's issues are related to class and racial issues? Most of the areas where men are doing worse (life expectancy, homelessness, incarceration, murder victimization, etc.) are also areas where racial minorities and poor people are doing worse, but the same can probably be said for most women's issues. And we can quite easily see the effect of gender by isolating those other factors (comparing a poor black man with a poor black woman, or a middle class white man with a middle class white woman), so it's not like class and race are making us think there are men's issues where they don't actually exist.

    [–] Q4ALL: What will be the effect on intersexual dynamics/trends/markets if the gap between rich and poor continues to widen in America over the coming decades? dakru 1 points ago in PurplePillDebate

    Before 1950 there are three spikes in government spending that appear to happen after spikes in Gini. After 1950, government spending goes on a slow steady crawl upwards alongside a lowering in inequality between 1950 and 1970 and an increase after 1970.

    So I don't think the relationship is clear. I did some searching and the relationship appear to be ambiguous in general:

    We find evidence that government spending can have a negative impact on income inequality, but only when considering certain types of spending. For the case of total government spending we find evidence of a moderate positive relationship with income inequality. However, when considering more disaggregated types of spending such as government social spending and government consumption spending we find evidence of a moderate negative relationship with income inequality. However, both the size and direction of the estimated relationship between government spending and income inequality is affected by a range of other factors, including the measure of inequality used, the control variables used, and the estimation method. We also find consistent evidence of publication bias, in that negative estimates of the relationship appear to be under-reported in the literature [http://www.meta-analysis.cz/conference/Anderson_paper.pdf]

    [–] Discussion: Do Critics of the Google Manifesto not realize that a lot of their comments may actually support his positions? dakru 1 points ago in PurplePillDebate

    I'd feel uncomfortable working with someone who talked about how there are too many white people or too many men in the tech sector. (Compare it to how a Jewish person might be uncomfortable working with someone whose actual political beliefs included the idea that there are too many Jewish accountants or bankers or something.) And yet I don't know if that's a valid reason to fire them. What do you think?

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 1 points ago in canada

    I guess we'll have to agree to disagree, because I have no idea how a fertilized egg counts as a person.

    [–] Discussion: Do Critics of the Google Manifesto not realize that a lot of their comments may actually support his positions? dakru 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 hours ago) in PurplePillDebate

    If I said "the Nazis were awful but they had cool uniforms" I don't think it's fair to say that I was making "crass Nazi statements" (because that would sound like I was actually supporting Nazi ideas) or that I was "defending aspects of Nazism" (technically true but extremely misleading).

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 1 points ago in canada

    Does the fact that a fertilized egg will probably eventually turn into an adult human mean that a fertilized egg is a person?

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 1 points ago in canada

    Fine let me recharge my language, "adult human" it's a person by extension

    I'm not sure what you mean here. At no point during pregnancy is the embryo/fetus/baby an adult human.

    [–] Discussion: Do Critics of the Google Manifesto not realize that a lot of their comments may actually support his positions? dakru 1 points ago in PurplePillDebate

    Do you have a source on the claim he didn't circulate it? Everything I've read on the subject says he distributed it among his co-workers and it was shared outward from there.

    /u/Alth12 said that he didn't circulate it outside of the groups it was intended for, namely other Google employees.

    [–] The Only Thing That's Ever Worked for Me with Women dakru 1 points ago in PurplePillDebate

    Since you've posted many replies now I've reapproved it.

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 0 points ago in canada

    If it will later become a person then killing it before that time means you're not killing a person though, don't you think?

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 2 points ago in canada

    The human being developing inside a woman once conceived will become a full grown human if not stopped by abortion. Sperm won't until it has an egg.

    Which ever way you cut it abortion is killing a person. The argument is whether that is acceptable or not.

    I agree that sperm is not comparable to a fertilized egg, but I don't see how it's possibly the case that a fertilized egg and everything after that counts as a person. It will eventually grow into a person (and where exactly we should draw that line in the pregnancy is up in the air) but that doesn't mean it's a person yet.

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 4 points ago in canada

    So convince people to want to have more kids, and make it easier to have kids (housing prices, child-care costs, parental leave, etc.).

    [–] The Only Thing That's Ever Worked for Me with Women dakru 1 points ago in PurplePillDebate

    I'm removing this thread because it's been up for at least a day and I don't think OP has responded even once.

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 2 points ago in canada

    I'm pretty sure that established guidelines on abortion times will still be followed. Too late near term and it is dangerous for all involved.

    By "dangerous for all involved", do you mean dangerous for the woman? It's always going to be dangerous for the fetus (that's the whole point) and I don't think it's ever dangerous for the doctor or anyone else I can think of.

    In response to your actual point, not doing dangerous abortions is obviously good but it's not really taking into account philosophical questions of personhood and when a fetus/baby gets its own bodily rights.

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 12 points ago in canada

    If you want to increase birth-rates then isn't a better approach to make it easier for people to choose to have a kid? Tackle housing prices, child-care costs, parental leave, etc., and create a culture where people see parenthood more positively.

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 12 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in canada

    They don't see it as just doing something with your own body, they see it as murdering a child. The "real" question here isn't "should people be able to do things with their bodies?" but rather "when does a fetus/baby achieve personhood and get its own bodily rights?".

    Personally I'd at least rule out the two extremes. I don't see how the point of conception makes sense (I don't believe in a "soul" and the argument that "it has potential to become a person" isn't convincing to me to give legal rights to a clump of cells), and I also don't see how the point of birth makes sense (is the fetus really that different right before birth than right after?).

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 2 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in canada

    Well their concern is going to have to take a back seat because abortion is protected under the Charter and it's not going anywhere.

    It's true that they're unlikely to succeed, but that doesn't mean that they're wrong (I think they are wrong, but not because they're unlikely to succeed).

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru 1 points ago * (lasted edited a day ago) in canada

    The thing the "religious right" never gets is that it shouldn't matter to you unless the government is forcing YOU to take birth control/get an abortion/change your gender/whatever. Anything else is just the "right" saying "b b b but I don't want to live in a society that allows these things! This country was founded on Christian values!"

    I don't think you really get what their problem with abortion is. It's not just some arbitrary moral rule in their religion like "don't have premarital sex" that they want to hold themselves to and force on others. They literally think that abortion is murder.

    I understand that you disagree with them on that, because I do too (at least for earlier in the pregnancy, when this pill is relevant). But "if you don't like abortion then don't get one" just does not address their concern, because that's like saying "if you don't like murdering children then just don't do it, don't tell others what they can and can't do".

    [–] N.S. government to make abortion pill available for free at pharmacies dakru -4 points ago in canada

    Adoption is available to avoid that, isn't it? I still support abortion though (particularly early in the pregnancy—I'm not entirely comfortable with the complete lack of term limits in Canada although fortunately most abortions are pretty early).

    [–] I genuinely love football, the game--but where as a society do we draw the line, with our sports competitions..? dakru 2 points ago in FeMRADebates

    I'd say that male disposability as a social attitude (we care more about the safety and well-being of women) is one of the reasons that men do most of the dangerous jobs (though not the only reason) and it affects how much we care that men do most of the dangerous jobs.