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  1. I bought a PS4, I am a stupid little baby

    Charlie, tell me about I Am Setsuna
  2. Nintendo bread

    fantastic vid on doom ports if you have time to spare:
  3. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    I'm not sure who you're replying to here, but I'll add more one thing. It's possible that the rates of mental illness occurrence are similar across males and females, it's just that females are after all far more likely than men to seek help for mental illness. Three quarters of all suicides are by males as well, which is probably related to that. Not sure how that links into your theory about the patriarchy, though.
  4. Nintendo bread

    Alright, lads. He's slowly transitioning.
  5. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    Well you clearly didn't know there was a difference because you used the word 'neurosis' when we were discussing neuroticism. If you knew there was a difference, you wouldn't have used them interchangeably.
  6. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    Neuroticism is a personality trait. Neurosis is a mental illness. The distinction is highly relevant. There are also no mentions of the word 'neurosis' in his memo. I'm also sure he appreciated the difference between the two words, since he was intelligent enough to do graduate research at Harvard. Moderate levels of neuroticism does not mean someone is unstable, and can be a highly advantageous personality trait. Extreme levels of neuroticism does mean someone is more likely to have a mental illness. Which makes sense, because young women are three times more likely than men to experience a mental illness.
  7. I bought a PS4, I am a stupid little baby

    Next year guys, I promise
  8. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    Are you saying that psychometric tests for personality have lower validity and reliability than measures for depression, anxiety, and OCD? Because if so, I would love to see the data on this. As far as I'm aware, personality inventories are particularly scrutinised so they have even higher levels of internal consistency (let's say an alpha value of .9 instead of .8) than many clinical assessment tools.
  9. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    Neurosis and neuroticism are not the same thing.
  10. Backlogs/games you want to play

    My backlog: 1. Superflight
  11. I bought a PS4, I am a stupid little baby

    Wait, am I the only person on this board without a PS4 now.
  12. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    There is evidence that older women score higher in neuroticism (and agreeableness) than older men, this article for example. This is an empirical finding, and to acknowledge it isn't inherently sexist. If it didn't have some kind of scientific basis, then yes, it would be sexist.
  13. Nintendo bread

    How does trott feel about this
  14. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    I'd like to clarify something: Damore is an idiot for the way he handled the situation. He's autistic, and likely has poor theory of mind, so he probably didn't understand how the content of the piece might affect underrepresented groups (e.g. women and ethic minorities) within Google, who often do face oppression by sexism that is rampant in all walks of life. I also don't agree with most of the points he raises. On the other hand, I do think he used objective, dispassionate language to discuss scientifically validated findings and reached a somewhat reasonable conclusion. Most human research (e.g. medicine, sociology, psychology, neuroscience, etc.) deals with sampling distributions, where males and females are treated as dichotomous variables. One of the first steps in ensuring statistical robustness is balancing gender in the sample, then checking for gender as a covariate on any observed effects within each model. Essentially, all observed behaviour is cross checked to see it can't be partially explained by differences in gender. This makes sense because the human brain is both structurally and cognitively different across males and females. Damore's arguments, which I read as pro-diversity, are backed up by this massive body of research. He does not once say that men are better than women at any sort of job, but he calls for greater tolerance because of the aforementioned differences across genders. Until someone quotes a single line of text in that memo which has a clearly biased, sexist undertone, then I'm not convinced Damore had ill-intent towards women. But yes, I think he's an idiot and handles the evidence in a hamfisted way.
  15. Men Are Trash: The Megathread

    It's amazing to me the amount of people who still never even read his document. He cited peer-reviewed literature on observations of between-group differences across gender (e.g. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23765001_Sex_Differences_in_Mental_Rotation_and_Line_Angle_Judgments_Are_Positively_Associated_with_Gender_Equality_and_Economic_Development_Across_53_Nations ). He made well-reasoned points with no inherent bias that could justify calling him sexist. It's apparent to me that most people who criticise him have no idea why they're criticising him. I also find it ironic that someone who has a well-circulated anecdote of being sexually predatory on this board is calling another person a "sexist douchebag".
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