Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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Finally, An Honest Look At The Woman Problem

"All my adult life, I’ve been pretty sure I’m a sentient, even semi-competent human being. I have a job and an apartment; I know how to read and vote; I make regular, mostly autonomous decisions about what to eat for lunch and which cat videos I will watch whilst eating my lunch. But in the past couple of months, certain powerful figures in media and politics have cracked open that certitude. You see, like most women, I was born with the chromosome abnormality known as 'XX,' a deviation of the normative 'XY' pattern."

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She can have her sentience. I'll stick with mankind and our sapience.

BadUncle (#153)

After the last month, I don't understand how woman haven't risen up en-masse and shoved men into the ocean.

riotnrrd (#840)

@BadUncle Because women are people and people are phenomenally stupid.

HereKitty (#2,713)

@BadUncle Sit tight. Inland.

C_Webb (#855)

@BadUncle The dolphins asked us not to.

#56 (#56)

@BadUncle Maybe a Lysistrata type protest could help?

This gives me an opportunity to quote from David Eagleman's outstanding essay:

If you are a carrier of a particular set of genes, the probability that you will commit a violent crime is four times as high as it would be if you lacked those genes. You’re three times as likely to commit robbery, five times as likely to commit aggravated assault, eight times as likely to be arrested for murder, and 13 times as likely to be arrested for a sexual offense. The overwhelming majority of prisoners carry these genes; 98.1 percent of death-row inmates do.

…(That set of genes is) summarized as the Y chromosome.

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