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jeffw OP ,

Except movements are often named after the oppressed group. Black Lives Matter, for example, doesn’t really want cops to only stop killing Black people. Black people are just disproportionately impacted.

Feminism is about raising up women’s status in society. That benefits men in the process though.

jeffw OP ,

Men’s liberation is a far cry from MRAs, which is probably what you’re thinking of

jeffw OP ,

I’m not sure I agree with that. Society values women for all the wrong reasons (sexual objects, something to be controlled, etc). Men are valued for the wrong reasons too (physical prowess, etc).

jeffw OP ,

MRAs are mostly driven by their hatred of women

jeffw OP ,

This whole commencement speech drama really shows how out of touch some men still are.

jeffw OP ,

I’m not sure I understand your second sentence but the background is that he is famous for being on a team that has won multiple Super Bowls. He was invited to give a commencement address at his Alma mater and said some crazy shit.

jeffw ,

Inceldom is an important topic for this community… but I don’t want to watch random YouTube videos

jeffw ,

Importantly, since the P1 effects disappeared when correcting for baseline (priming) activity, these effects should be interpreted cautiously.

But it’s okay for us to pretend it’s a 100% accurate result for the purpose of a random blog post? I swear half the news I see about scientific studies is misleading or they just misread the paper

Edit: I could have picked many quotes from the study, that’s just one that stood out. It’s not some slam dunk in the paper.

jeffw ,

And this happened during industrialization too. The world keeps evolving and politicians will always use it to fear monger.

If you told someone in 1850 how many people we’d have employed today as automobile mechanics, airplane techs, computer engineers, etc., they would be so lost. Just like we would be if someone from 2150 tried to tell us about their economy.

I found this old girl on the side of the road, her name is Sunny! ( lemmy.world )

I took her to the vet and found the owner. I also yelled at them for letting their old dog roam. She's a sweet old gal, and she shouldn't be out there. I'll be checking up on her. Thankfully, they're going to still let me see her, even though I chewed them out....

jeffw ,

Wild that people just let their dogs out. Meanwhile, if mine put half a paw in the street without permission, we go back to the curb and do the whole routine over

jeffw ,

Oh look, he's 95% of the way to the general incel stuff. Say "family court" next!

jeffw ,

How accurate of an answer do you need? I have an engineering minor and didn’t do much with fluid dynamics, but I know some general basic info

jeffw ,

I’d imagine that for nonexempt employees, it’s easier to have it all done hourly. In some older systems, you’d have to manually go in and check who went over 40 to see who gets OT pay (usually 1.5x). Having it all in one place sounds simpler.

As long as your hourly pay rate * expected annual hours worked equals your old annual salary, I wouldn’t worry. Just always double check that you get the OT rate when you work overtime.

jeffw ,

Unless you’re in a union, there’s probably not much you can do when your employer wants to change your contract, other than quit.

jeffw ,

Yeah, honestly just sounds like they’re switching payroll providers and it’s gonna be more convenient for them. People want to believe corporations are so evil that every single action has to have a hidden motive, but sometimes they just want to simplify a process.

This community might be harmful

This community sends “All lives matter” vibes. I understand that there are issues with how men are treated and there is nothing wrong with talking about it, but it does seem a little bit like a distraction from feminism issues. Women are objectively under a lot bigger threat and talking about women rights more makes a lot...

jeffw ,

I’m an ardent feminist, but I’m not generally going to discuss issues impacting men in feminist spaces. There’s a HUGE difference between men’s lib and MRAs, who are very problematic.

jeffw ,

Because, if we really must compare apples and oranges, women are harmed more. You complain about this community sounding like “all lives matter,” but then you say we shouldn’t talk about women’s oppression, just human oppression. That sounds like you’re “all lives matter”-ing this topic.

jeffw , (edited )

The main point of the article is how it changed? And women are going left and men right.

jeffw ,

Empathy towards people experiencing sexism, or an other form of discrimination, is a useful skill to develop.

jeffw ,

Thought about this for someone, but there’s no good caffeine free samplers, which makes it difficult when you’re buying for a guy with heart issues

jeffw ,

Not trying to say this is good by any means, but isn’t that typical for strikes?

jeffw ,

Having to rely on contract nursing is bad enough. Those nurses are typically given briefer forms of training than actual staff. But this is just a new low. There needs to be training in any facility where a nurse or aide is going to work.

jeffw ,

Treasury yields aren’t that amazing right now. If you need it liquid, just find a HYS. Some short term CDs go over 5% if that’s liquid enough for you

jeffw ,

I like US Bank’s card that allows you to pick 5% back categories each quarter, as opposed to ones that tell you what the 5% back is.

Citi Double Cash for most purchases.

Savor One for dining/groceries.

Amazon Prime Card for Amazon

Pay off student loan debt or invest?

Is there a general rule of thumb on student loan interest rates and whether or not it’s better to pay off ASAP vs invest in an index fund? Sold a lot of company stock from an ESPP and RSU program that happens to be the value of our household’s student loan debt that is just entering repayment after graduation. Can’t tell...

jeffw ,

I bond yields are tanking. 4.3% isn’t worth it when you can get a shorter-term CD at 5%

jeffw ,

You sound young, so you should accept more risk in your portfolio. Stocks or an index fund would be a good idea

jeffw ,

Currently studying this. It depends on your payer mix. Medicare and Medicaid never negotiate. Insurers will negotiate reimbursement rate to docs/hospitals, depending on the situation. If one insurance company dominates the market, they won’t negotiate. Why would they? They insure 80% of a city, what can a hospital do? Refuse patients on that plan? Then they lose access to 80% of potential revenues

Edit: this is an oversimplification, but I’m not here to write an entire essay on reimbursement mechanisms. Fee for service is increasingly rare, but the same logic applies. There is another side to the argument of course. If you’re the best hospital in the area, you have leverage over the insurance company. It all depends on who you are and how popular you are, both for a hospital system and an insurer. Just like any company negotiating buying a wholesale good from another company.

jeffw ,

You’re welcome! Happy to talk other questions that I can give short answers to. Insurance is a wild world

jeffw ,

Helped? They clearly did it all on their own!!

jeffw ,

They’ll just do what they did in Cali and change the NY constitution to redefine “employee”

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