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|1 year 11 weeks ago||Oops...||
My comment was meant to reference Mac attack's comment.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||What's the policy on sexism on the mgoboard?||
I find posts mocking women to be offensive. They detract from my enjoyment of mgoblog, as do racist and homophobic posts. I know that mods delete posts with racists slur. Personally, I feel the same thing should be done with posts that contain words like "broads" or otherwise denigrate women. Could a mod weigh in on this subject?
|1 year 40 weeks ago||I would agree if people were||
I would agree if people were only upset about the factual inaccuracies in the movie. They're not, though. Lots of people feel that it portrays Muslims unfairly and encourages prejudicial and racist attitudes towards Muslims.
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Yes.||
It's happened to me intermittently over the past few months. Over the past week the frequency has increased dramatically.
|2 years 15 weeks ago||H||
Hoke did the same thing at SDSU. http://www.annarbor.com/sports/um-football/a-look-at-brady-hoke-through-...
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Are you sure? I just called||
Are you sure? I just called and they said they wouldn't have last minute service. I wouldn't be surprised if the rep I spoke to was just confused. Can you point to anything confirming last minute service? I'm trying to figure out whether to wait or pull the trigger today.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||I think it would do society a||
I think it would do society a lot of good if men spent some time contemplating why exactly they think one of these sentences is ok and the other is bad.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Would you ever start a||
Would you ever start a sentence, "I know this is pure, unadulterated racism, but...?"
|2 years 26 weeks ago||Woah||
How did you get a ticket to the ND game for $1? Was it absolutely last minute?
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Technically a monopsony.||
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I haven't read the article by||
I haven't read the article by Granderson, but I think Seth's point has to do with Omitted Variable Bias. If you add a race variable and attempt to measure the effect of race without also controlling for variables that are correlated with both race and the output variable, your estimates will most likely be biased. If you don't include a measure of poverty, then you won't be able to parse out what portion of the effect is due to race and what portion is due to poverty. Since both are also correlated with region, I think Seth made a prudent decision to keep his model simple and basically say, "it's hard to tell what's happening."
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Thou hath jumpeth the shark.||
Thou hath jumpeth the shark.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||He asserted it, but that||
He asserted it, but that doesn't make it true.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||1) There is peer reviewed||
1) There is peer reviewed research to support the claim so it's not unfounded.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||How does this differ than a||
How does this differ than a workplace sexual misconduct finding that results in termination? I'm guessing there might be a legal precedent that gives students additional protections, but from my layperson's perspective I don't see much of a difference. In both cases it makes sense that an organization would set up their own system to resolve the complaint.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Especially when you consider||
Especially when you consider that most rapists are repeat offenders.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Then why are you discussing||
Then why are you discussing it on a board that forbids politics?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Do you think it's a problem||
Do you think it's a problem that 19% of undergrad women report being victims of sexual assault during college? I do. And I think it's clear that the justice system has been unable to curtail the epidemic. So schools are stepping up to ensure a safe environment. I think schools should definitely consider the costs of potentially expelling innocent students, but that should be weighed against the benefit of protecting potential victims.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Observing that the DoE||
Observing that the DoE directive was a factor is perfectly fine. Going on rants about kangaroo courts and asserting that it's understandable that Lewan attempted to intimidate the victim (indirectly via bile statements to her friends) is what prompts the claims of extremism. That and saying stuff that's not true.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Given your more conservative||
Given your more conservative leanings, you should read this piece by Gary Becker: http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/2011/04/the-ncaa-as-a-powerful-cartel-...
|3 years 3 weeks ago||As UW acknowledged, the||
As UW acknowledged, the police report is difficult to decipher because all the names are redacted, but it appears that Lewan made multiple threatening comments to the victim's friends. Then UM police warned him to stop and notified the Dean. So, the police interpreted his actions as threatening to the victim.
And regardless of the hair-splitting about exactly to whom he made those offensive comments, they are still completely disgusting and reprehensible. And yet, you insist on defending him - "you get him." I cannot even fathom it.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Why should I waste my time||
Why should I waste my time rebutting a biased opinion piece, when you won't address the fact that sexual assault is rampant on college campuses? Or the multitude of cases in which university administrations are accused of ignoring/covering up rape accusations? Or defend your claim that Gibbons was falsely accused? Or explain why rape jokes are OK if you're really pissed off?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||What's the deal with the two||
What's the deal with the two letter deal you always put at the end of your comments?
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Section 1 is a parody of an||
Section 1 is a parody of an insufferable old man yelling GET OFF MY LAWN. In many instances (i.e., concussions, exploitation of athletes, Title IX), it has been my observation that Section 1 rides in on his rather high horse to defend the status quo. But that's just like my opinion, man and I didn't feel like writing a wall of text to articulate it. So I mocked him. Because he's ridiculous.
If I had been so inclined, I would have pointed out that James Taranto is indeed a journalist, but more specifically, he's a conservative columnist. And the quoted piece was an opinion column in the WSJ. WSJ's news department has a good reputation but their editorial page is extremely conservative. Both WSJ and Taranto have an agenda and the tone of the column belies the writer's bias. I could find lots of colums from Slate or Mother Jones on the issue of rape on college campus that draw the opposite conclusion, but I don't think they would be very effective at changing Section 1's mind.
Earlier in the thread, I noted that, according to the CDC, 19% of undergrad women will be sexually assaulted during college. And there are numerous stories of women dropping out and/or harming themselves after university administrations refused to take action when there was credible evidence of sexual assault, but no criminal conviction. There are multiple federal suits against universities alleging they've violated Title IX by failing to respond appropriately to rape accusations. Expelling Gibbons is in direct response to those concerns. I think it's fine to question the use of extra-judicial discipline and point out that Gibbons was never found guilty of a crime, but his screed was absurdly over the top.
His priorities are insane. I mean, elsewhere in this thread, the guy defends Taylor Lewan, who joked that he would rape the victim if she pressed charges. I quote, "I GET TAYLOR LEWAN. HE WAS PISSED." He also concludes that Gibbons was falsely accused, because he wasn't prosecuted. Isn't that just as moronic (Section 1's word) as presuming guilt? The guy isn't here to have an honest discourse. He's here to throw bombs and say offensive shit. And he deserves to be mocked for it.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Section 1: last defender of||
Section 1: last defender of the privileged and powerful.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Whether or not there was a||
Whether or not there was a cover up, it seems clear that sexual assault is a serious problem on most college campuses. According to the CDC, 18% of women are sexually assaulted at some point in their life and 38% of victims were assaulted during ages 18-24. Additionally, 19% of undergrad women were victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault while at college. Link: http://www.cdc.gov/ViolencePrevention/pdf/SV-DataSheet-a.pdf
|3 years 5 weeks ago||Pretty sure she was born in||
Pretty sure she was born in Texas.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Joe D IS an idiot,||
But not because he drafted KCP. I mean, we're not even half way through their rookie years. Acting as if it's just a fact that Burke is the better prospect and then calling people idiots base on that supposed fact is a little silly.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Endogeneity bias, yo.||
Endogeneity bias, yo.
|3 years 15 weeks ago||No way. He got beat by a||
No way. He got beat by a girl! What a looser!