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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I am not sure I understand one slacking off and get more out of the other, but I believe in opportunity, and I believe in not counting folks out from trying. There are too many brilliant or even competent women out there, and it would be utter foolishness to push them toward one direction, simply out of some sort of somewhat misguided assumption about our own cultural history and its supposed inherent goodness.
    Interesting, Ive heard commencement speakers encourage then graduates to become engineers because that's what would solve the world's problems right now. Others, to become scientists, still others, to become business leaders. Commencement speakers do this with regularity.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I am not sure I understand one slacking off and get more out of the other, but I believe in opportunity, and I believe in not counting folks out from trying. There are too many brilliant or even competent women out there, and it would be utter foolishness to push them toward one direction, simply out of some sort of somewhat misguided assumption about our own cultural history.
    I'm not a utilitarian, and in many cases I will ignore it's principles flat out or decree them as oppressive, for which in many cases they are. I also decidedly find that the ideal behind it is utter foolishness, since you will need to decide on the priorities in front of you to truly answer any sort of question of choices. The priority of a parent is towards their child and so if the choice is between being a CEO and raising your child the answer is clear on which avenue to take. However, such a choice never exists outright since further choices are available in terms of employment.

    Yes, my position gives up great minds for a child, and yet, that is a worthy exchange to make.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

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    Interesting, Ive heard commencement speakers encourage then graduates to become engineers because that's what would solve the world's problems right now. Others, to become scientists, still others, to become business leaders.
    Americans love engineers, scientists, and businessmen because they serve immediately practical purposes, and our cultural heritage likes that. On one end, I think of someone like Lise Meitner, and think that when you close your eyes to the possibilities (as the Germans had), you lose out on potential. Then, of course, I also think that many Americans foolishly believe math, science, and business are the only worthy subjects worth study.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Americans love engineers, scientists, and businessmen because they serve immediately practical purposes, and our cultural heritage likes that. On one end, I think of someone like Lise Meitner, and think that when you close your eyes to the possibilities (as the Germans had), you lose out on potential. Then, of course, I also think that many Americans foolishly believe math, science, and business are the only worthy subjects worth study.
    Well they Are, aren't they?

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    High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

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    Well they Are, aren't they?
    I beg to differ.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    And that's just great....you want to label the defenseless and 100% innocent kid with a insulting and degrading moniker. Excellent.
    No, I can't say stigmatizing a person through no fault of his own is desirable, but then the societal more that says it's okay to have kids out of wedlock is infinitely worse when we look at the outcomes, like higher rates of poverty and juvenile delinquency. Stigma serves a necessary function when it serves to discouraging mores that are detrimental to society. I would just prefer we have fewer kids born out of wedlock, like it was during most of the history of this country before the word evolved from "bastard" to "illegitimate" to "love child."
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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Hilarious, falsely accuse him of calling you names and then when caught in it you double down by doing it yourself. Nasty.
    Toeing the line forum rules line by calling me a baby killer with a complete sentence instead of a pair of words is rather nasty too. So is your defense of such behavior.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahlevah View Post
    No, I can't say stigmatizing a person through no fault of his own is desirable, but then the societal more that says it's okay to have kids out of wedlock is infinitely worse when we look at the outcomes, like higher rates of poverty and juvenile delinquency. Stigma serves a necessary function when it serves to discouraging mores that are detrimental to society. I would just prefer we have fewer kids born out of wedlock, like it was during most of the history of this country before the word evolved from "bastard" to "illegitimate" to "love child."
    Wish I could like this a hundred times. "Shame" has a social value to it, when used properly.

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    Re: High school commencement speaker tells females: stay at home, donít be CEOs

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Wish I could like this a hundred times. "Shame" has a social value to it, when used properly.
    Absolutely. It's time to shame all of these "daddies" who're sitting at home watching TV, sleeping, and playing video games while the girlfriends work two and three jobs. Lazy bastards.
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