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[–] Karnivor 0 points 94 points (+94|-0) ago 

So... Let me get this straight... The women were mad that he said they may cry about things, so they immediately go and cry about his comment until he loses his job. Irony has never been so sweet.

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[–] Veni_Vidi_Vici 0 points 44 points (+44|-0) ago 

You mean bitter?

The guy lost his job.

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[–] Karnivor 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, okay. This guy should absolutely be employed.

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[–] Grundy 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago  (edited ago)

His joke was poorly told! HE SHOULD LOOSE HIS JOB!

RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!

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[–] felix45 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

yeah seems like a shitty result for stating the truth of the matter...

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[–] Billionaire 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

To be fair look at his nosehair.

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[–] Scotcheggs 0 points 41 points (+41|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Disgusting someone with merit, intelligence and proven history can be hounded out because of irrational SJW reactionary emotional response. Sad the world were moving towards throws merit out the window in favour of childish infantile reactionary emotions.

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[–] 123_456 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

You know what? I'm going to take it one step further. Even if he was racist, or sexist, who gives a fuck? I don't care. Do your job, and do it well, and I can't give a damn. Stupid fucking idiots just need to realize that not everyone has the same viewpoint as them, and that it is not within their rights to destroy the livelihood of others, or take away something valuable from society for the sake of being offended. Fuck these whiny bitches in their stupid assholes. This guy needs his job back.

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[–] TheJubJubBird 0 points 52 points (+52|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Here we have a woman getting all upset about what really was a stupid and bad joke. He should not have said it.

I reject even that. It was not stupid or bad... it was innocuous. It took spitefulness, tone-deafness and a malicious desire to be offended in order to harm others to make anything negative out of his comments.

We shouldn't grant that kind of malicious person any middle ground like "it was a joke gone horribly wrong" or "it was a stupid, bad joke". It wasn't, it was a lighthearted comment on his own falling in love with a woman in his lab and that is how it was received by everyone aside from this one spiteful woman.

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[–] Featherfall 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I agree.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago 

Let's not forget that the person that was so offended has fabricated nearly all of her professional credentials. If this had been about anything else she would have been discredited before it could even gain any traction. This non-stop SJW train is completely out of control.

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[–] prox_ 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

For anyone who hasn't read about it: Who exactly is Connie St Louis?

Good investigation, though the DailyMail. Seems there are still some journalists who care.

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[–] Rea11yN0tMe [S] 1 points 26 points (+27|-1) ago 

A good and thoughtful contribution, thanks.

At the risk of aiding in a possible "witch hunt", here's another article about this unfortunate kerfuffle:

Is the Media Silent on Tim Hunt Accuser Connie St Louis’s Lies Because of Her ‘Black Privilege’?
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/06/29/is-the-media-silent-on-tim-hunt-accuser-connie-st-louiss-lies-because-of-her-black-privilege/

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[–] POOR_IMPULSE_CONTROL 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I think his only mistake was apologizing. It was a fucking joke, get over it ya fucking manatees.

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[–] prox_ 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This thought has crossed my mind too. And there might be some truth in it.

No wonder, we have such narcissists and egocentrics in positions they do not belong if apologizing or saying you made a mistake is a behavior that you get punished for.

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[–] nomenimion 0 points 26 points (+26|-0) ago 

Let's hound the lying, censorious PC idiots out of their jobs for a change.

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[–] 1smartass 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

I've worked with people like this, and of course many have experience with them in online confrontations. They're frequently grossly hypocritical, and they trip themselves up.

I have an ex that's especially nasty at work, lots of sexual innuendo and more, but when a male coworker pissed her off, she tossed out a grossly hypocritical charge of sexual harassment for a joke he made. Of course I called her on it, and she had 0 response to it.

This is a woman who's with a group that openly discusses their personal sex lives, fondle each other's breasts, check each other's crotch hair out. Often within earshot or sight of male coworkers.

Did it ever bother me personally to the point I complained? Rarely, I'm not that uptight about that sort of thing. The problem is if there's anything someone can use as a tool to attack another, they'll use it, even if it's grossly hypocritical of them.

That was a fucking Costco, BTW. For those who think it's the best place in the world to work, it's not unlike typical workplaces, and Costco pay is in lockstep with union wages within their industry(grocery workers). http://teamster.org/content/costco-workers-stand-together

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[–] Wmb102er 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It's the only way to make them stop.

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[–] CrudOMatic 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

This is why feminists should be mocked, derided and ignored at all times. The feminazi who reported this just wanted a target for fresh hot outrage. Feminists have to invent "enemies" for women to "fight" because women are not oppressed in the west. Plain and simple.

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[–] lawofchaos 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

I think rather, feminists need to take their movement back from these SJW children that are dragging it's name through the mud.

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[–] Secondguess 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

No true scotsman. The etymology for the word is fem(female)inism(centric) so anything done for women no matter the consequences for men like "safe spaces" fits the bill. At its best, they just come back with the definition for egalitarianism.

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[–] Dumbledead 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Many of my friends think women are intellectually inferior and discriminate against them. I don't think it's quite so simple.

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[–] CrudOMatic 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Many of my friends don't. Anecdote is anecdote.

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[–] 1smartass 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Unfortunately, by a certain age, we all do.

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[–] Errl 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

scissors exist tho

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[–] SixBarns 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

For me, that age was 26. Gotta trim that shit, Tim.

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[–] HP48GX 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And by that age, we don't give a fuck.

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[–] quaestio-omnia 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

What the hell what that? I started reading the article, and then that picture came up and I was done. I didn't read another word, I was transfixed by the length and volume.

It's like a second moustache.

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[–] Aubryn 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"Luxurious," is the word I've been using.

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[–] Patranus 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

He wouldn't have been wrongly hounded out of a his job has the original narrative been correct to begin with. That is the problem. Spineless administrations and vocal SJW all while the general public continues to allow these people to steam roll anyone and everyone.

I no longer blame the SJW. They saw a tool to gain power and are exploit it. I blame the general public. They are the ones who enable this.

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[–] POOR_IMPULSE_CONTROL 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The fundamental problem with this isn't even that he was joking, though that is a good point as censorship shouldn't apply to real jokes. It's that his joke, if taken as a serious statement would, while being a very mean thing to say, also be quite accurate. It's a verifiable fact in social biology/psychology that female primates often fall for dominant male counterparts. A woman joining a new lab could in fact, from a scientific perspective, very feasibly fall in love with an established and well respected male coworker or boss, especially if she is in a new environment (which would make her feel more vulnerable, and thus more susceptible to being attracted to dominance), and he is already very proficient at what he does there, as he would obviously be seen as a potential learning resource, and would thus have a dominant position over her. It is further probable that he, were he professional enough to inspire her admiration, would not reciprocate any advances or flirting as it would not be professionally appropriate, especially not in a small lab where people have to work together really well. In other words, shitting where he eats would be really fucking stupid, so even if he likes her, if he's skilled enough to be impressive to her he would also be skilled enough to know it's wiser in that context to rebuff her, regardless of his personal feelings. It would further follow that because women are often hormonal and emotional they would be quite likely to cry about their unrequited crush.

God that last part was satisfying to write.

Alternatively we could just take a look at our individual experiences in this life. I think we all have enough reference points to vouch for the possibilities mentioned above. Especially if you compare lab settings to other small social settings with an at least subtextual social hierarchy.

Dispute that bitches!

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[–] SixBarns 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yeah - in my experience, dating between labmates or people in the same program is pretty common. Not so much student-advisor, more frequently student-student. Not because there isn't any interest, but because professors aren't idiots. I've known a few female grad students who've hit on male professors, but they were shot down pretty quickly. Relationships between grad students are pretty common though. In addition to what you're saying, I think a lot of it comes down to the fact that grad school can be a really rough experience for a lot of people. Your peers become your support system, and you get really close to each other. And because you spend so much time in the lab (sometimes 7 days a week, +12 hour days), you don't have time to maintain relationships outside of that small group of people. It kind of forces people together.

Again, just my experience, but I've heard about a lot of other programs that are just as inbred as mine, if not more.

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