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Registered Jan 30, 2008

Computer nerd and foodie. Would like to buy a house but can't afford one anywhere I'd want to live.

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  • On Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 6:32am PDT in Women still discriminated against at every turn in STEM, bdrasin said:

    Dan8267 says

    Women need to behave in masculine ways in order to be seen as competent—but women are expected to be feminine. So women find themselves walking a tightrope between being seen as too feminine to be competent, and too masculine to be likable.

    Complete bullshit. I've been in STEM for my entire career. I don't look at male or female coworkers as potential mates or sexual beings. Corporations are sexless work environments and have been since at least the 1990s. In any professional environment you are expected to keep your personal life separate from your professional life.

    I think it varies a lot by workplace. There are some startups where the entire company culture is set by the 20-something male founders and frat-type antics are de rigueur; lots of partying, weekend road trips to Tahoe, etc. A woman would probably have trouble fitting in at such a place, as would most men over the age of, say, 35 or anyone with a family. My employer (largest tech employer in San Francisco) is, I really think, extremely friendly to female employees; on my current team of ten exactly five are women for example.

  • On Tue, 21 Jul 2015, 9:21am PDT in The beautiful simplicity of the latest 2016 presidential election poll, bdrasin said:

    I think the Republican will actually put a hit out on Trump if he's still leading next spring. Not figuratively. He's probably the only candidate who could damage their brand even further at this point

  • On Sun, 19 Jul 2015, 4:15pm PDT in OK, I'm ready to support a Republican candidate, bdrasin said:

    Deleted several posts about national politics, The Donald, etc. which had nothing to do with the O.P.

    The reason I gave money to a Republican in this particular case is that he is running against an incumbent commonwealth attorney who prosecuted a man whom she knew (or ought to have known) was innocent, and worked to suppress or withhold evidence which proved that he was telling the truth and his accuser was lying. Tracci doesn't sound like a perfect choice, in the past he's bloviated about Benghazi and other standard-issue republican canards but that doesn't prove he won't be able to function competently as a prosecutor. Unlike the incumbent who's proven that she can't do the job (in fact, she's a menace to Justice). If the new guy turns out to be no good as well then they can replace him next election too; that's how it goes.

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