Gender Gap

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by arosu13, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. Oldsalt

    Oldsalt 5-Year Member

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    NavyLady,
    Thank you for your daughters service.
    I am sorry if you feel any of my posts were meant to disrespect your daughter, they were not. They are posted to create awareness and consideration, nothing more.
    My DD is in a similar situation, a first board awardee deciding where she will attend college.
    Facts are facts. I have had many conversations with my DD as to the challenges she will face in her career. Denying bias exists does not serve anyone. Understanding them and how to present yourself is part of the key to success.

    The challenge with having quotas is, if you fall into a category, everyone will assume you got there because of a quota. You have have to prove yourself twice as much.
    Is this right? Is this fair? No, but most things in life aren't.

    Good luck to your daughter!
    OS
     
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  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I don't think anyone has crossed a line but let's make sure we keep it civil.
     
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  3. k2rider

    k2rider 5-Year Member

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    Exactly....and I have a daughter that went thru ROTC as well so I have no bias. Nothing anybody said was meant to discredit anybody.
     
  4. Sledge

    Sledge 5-Year Member

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    Wasn't it Orwell who sagely said, "People sleep peacefully in their beds at night knowing gender-equal formations stand ready to spread egalitarianism on their behalf?"
     
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  5. Tex232

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    The service academies/ROTC is only one facet of the military that has been permeated with this AA crap. The various combat arms courses offered by the different branches are lowering their standards for women just so that they can pass (or in some cases, lowering the standards for everyone just so the females can pass and so that it can be said that the female-male standards were the same).
     
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  6. SpadGuy

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    https://www.chronicle.com/ has articles on males being underrepresented.

     
  7. 1337BeachedWhale1337

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    I find it quite troubling that sexist posts like this are getting "liked" by so many people.

    Could you please link me to the site where you found this information? I'm guessing you drew this conclusion by looking at information regarding service academy/ROTC retention rates by gender or something of that nature, but I've never seen this statistic before and would be quite interested in seeing it; that, or you simply made it up.
     
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  8. 1337BeachedWhale1337

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    I'm not sure how posting a website that has articles on males being underrepresented shows that affirmative action is rewarded to males based on their gender. In many colleges Asians are severely underrepresented, but those same Asians still do not receive affirmative action based on their race. Proving that some colleges have more males than females does not prove that affirmative action is being awarded to males at those colleges.
     
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  9. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Although this started out as a legitimate question it seems to have wandered far afield. I'm moving the thread to 'Off Topic'.
     
  10. cb7893

    cb7893 5-Year Member

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    @kinnem ,

    Did you consider moving it all the way to "Ad Absurdum"?
     
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