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Wall Street adopts the Pence rule!

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As reported by Bloomberg:

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings.

In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way?

Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women.

Call it the Pence Effect, after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who has said he avoids dining alone with any woman other than his wife. In finance, the overarching impact can be, in essence, gender segregation.

Yet women are still complaining, even though what they got is the natural result of #MeToo.

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Here’s my personal experience:

A year and a half ago, I did a meeting with a female coworker with just her and me in a conference. In retrospect, knowing about the Pence Rule, that was a big mistake. Luckily, nothing happened, but in the future, I will only do phone meetings in a one-on-one situation.

I don’t have any other issues with #MeToo. In the past two years, no women have suggested that we eat lunch or dinner together, and none have asked to be mentored in any way. The benefit of being a loser at work is that women don’t want anything from you. #MeToo is mostly a problem for successful men.

I think that beta males actually benefit from #MeToo, because now male executives will prefer to hire a beta male instead of a hot babe, whereas before #MeToo the hot babe always got hired.

I still think I will go to the company Christmas party and get drunk on free alcohol.

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December 5, 2018 at EST pm

War against THOTs

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https://www.wired.com/story/quiet-war-rages-who-can-make-money-online/

Didn’t know this was happening until I read the article in Wired.

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December 3, 2018 at EST pm

People are having less sex

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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/12/the-sex-recession/573949/

This is an article worth reading.

For long I’ve been a proponent of the theory that ready access to internet porn satiates the male sex drive (which is why rape is down), but there are some other interesting things in this article. Like porn creating false expectations about sex that don’t pan out in real-world sex with regular people.

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Peter from Long Island writes in a comment:

Or it could be that a small percentage of the male population, the Alphas, are monopolizing most of the women, leaving the average (not to mention below average) men with nothing.

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November 14, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Males and Females

How to become famous on Wattpad

After examining this social media and online book publishing site, I have determined that the overwhelming majority of the site’s users are teenage and college-aged women, and what they want to read is what I would call young adult chick lit, which has a clearly defined format of being written in the first person, featuring a girl protagonist who is average at best, and sometimes downright ugly, who gets involved with a “bad boy.” That’s right, that’s the term that’s used, “bad boy,” and apparently the term is so universally understood by this audience that an author can merely write “John was a bad boy,” without any adequate explanation of why he’s bad, and the audience immediately gets it.

It’s actually a condemnation of the entire female sex that this literature is overwhelming popular. Everything that game bloggers like Roissy have said turns out to be true. You can say, “they are only teenagers, they don’t really know what they want,” but I would say it’s the opposite, they are not sophisticated enough to understand that they are supposed to be more woke about things, and instead they go with their raw emotions regarding what sort of guy gives them what Roissy would vulgarly call “gina tingles.”

The reason why it’s on Wattpad is that mainstream publishers are probably too embarrassed to put this sort of stuff in print, and because girls in that age bracket have very little disposable income (not having jobs and being completely reliant on their parents for money), so reading for free is appealing. And they probably lack the technical expertise to grab free (but illegally so) books from Pirate’s Bay or Library Genesis. Compared to this free young adult chick lit crap, The Hunger Games is like Nobel-Prize-winning literature.

I’m not sure how I, as a middle-aged man, can write convincing young adult chick lit. I suppose by studying the most popular books, and then writing something similar, but with better grammar and a better plot, it’s possible. But reading though this crap is difficult. And putting myself into the mind of a teenage girl with “gina tingles” for a bad boy, that’s even harder. Too bad I’m not gay, that would make it easier to imagine.

On the other hand, last night I reread the first two chapters of Piers Anthony’s book The Apprentice Adept, and I found it quite enjoyable despite it’s horrible dialogue, it’s ridiculousness (a planet where the lower classes aren’t allowed to wear clothes, and where the male protagonist is, therefore, turned on by women who are wearing clothes), and in spite of (or perhaps because of) what modern feminist critics would call “misogyny.” (That Piers Anthony books are “misogynist” but chick lit is never called “misandrist,” that’s proof that we live in a gynocracy.)

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October 31, 2018 at EST am

Transgender “woman” wins bicycle championship

https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/10/14/biological-male-wins-world-championship-event-in-womens-cycling/

A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event Sunday in California.

Rachel McKinnon, an assistant professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.

If we, as a society, continue down this path, then in the future, women’s sports will be dominated by transgenders. Women who were actually born women with two X chromosomes will give up on sports because they won’t be able to compete.

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October 15, 2018 at EST am

Massive epidemic of women cheating

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/dna-test-divorce/571684/

DNA testing reveals that there has been a massive epidemic of women cheating on their husbands, getting pregnant, and then pretending the baby belongs to the husband and not to the guy she was committing adultery with.

A few years back, I discovered the same thing myself with a young female Washington Post columnist who shall not be named, and I didn’t even need to DNA test anyone.

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October 12, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Males and Females

When girls weren’t princesses

An additional thought related to my previous post about gender-equalizing schools in Iceland.

It’s probably an anomaly of modern times that girls are raised to be little princesses. Before the industrial revolution, when times were hard and it was a struggle to survive, everyone had to be tough and pull their own weight. Only actual royalty had the luxury of raising their daughters to be princesses.

So the Icelandic school where girls are taught to climb trees and not to cry is probably more in line with how girls were historically raised.

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October 11, 2018 at EST pm

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How Icelandic schools equalize the genders

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/iceland-s-answer-gender-equality-compensate-differences-between-boys-girls-n912606

In Iceland (possibly the world’s whitest country?), there are schools that try to equalize the genders by having the boys stay indoors and play with dolls, while the girls do outdoor activities like climb trees.

Elia climbed onto the table in front of her classmates. She threw her fists into the air and jumped on to the blue mats below.

“I am strong,” the 3-year-old said, her eyes alight with pride and exhilaration.

On the other side of this nursery school in the chic neighborhood of Laufásborg, boys were practicing having “gentle hands” by massaging each other with lotion.

Interesting. I wonder how this will turn out? Probably just fine for the girls, but the boys will be at a severe disadvantage later in life when they have to compete with boys who attended normal schools. Even the macho girls raised at these gender-equalizing schools won’t be sexually interested in these sissy boys.

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October 10, 2018 at EST am

Remember this TV show?

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In the future, men will have to dress like that in order to attend corporate board meetings in California!

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This gag was supposed to be funny, but today they would say this show is transphobic!

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October 1, 2018 at EST pm

Posted in Males and Females

An outrageously unconstitutional California law

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180SB826

Jerry Brown signed this on Sunday.

The law requires that publicly traded corporations that have their headquarters in California must have a certain minimum number of women on their board of directors.

1. It clearly violates previous Equal Protection Clause rulings by the Supreme Court, specifically Craig v. Boren (1976), which applies “intermediate scrutiny” to sex-based discrimination.

I have to wonder about the cluelessness of the California legislature. They could have made this sexually neutral by also requiring the same number of men if the board of directors was predominately female. Then it would have created a more novel case about whether sexual quotas are prohibited by the Constitution as the Court as already decided is true for racial quotas.

On the other hand, even if the law had been sexually neutral on its face, the Court might see through that and say that the real purpose was to unconstitutionally discriminate against men. It’s more legit, however, to see boards of directors as a spoils system where insiders sit on each others boards, collecting a nice salary for doing practically nothing and just rubber-stamping whatever the CEO asks of them.

I have to state my opinion here that it’s outrageous to think that merely because a person has a vagina, putting her on a corporate board magically makes the corporation a better corporation. Magic vagina power?

2. It violates previous Supreme Court decisions that the state of incorporation controls corporate governance. (Although I have to state my opinion that our state-based system makes absolutely no sense. There are large numbers of corporations that are incorporated in Delaware even though they have no other special connection to Delaware.)

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I hope some corporations move their headquarters to more conservative states as a result of this, but probably not. The big corporations are either run by outright liberals who have themselves drunk the Kool-Aid, or they are just too cucked to risk being publicly seen as anti-women.

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October 1, 2018 at EST am

Posted in Law, Males and Females

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