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  1. Snake_Baker

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    Media tart?

    Her type were falling over themselves to get to him and carve him up , and now that he's completely neutralised their bullshit and become a one man juggernaut, they piss and moan about him being a media whore and want to shut him down. THEY CREATED HIM!

    It's genuinely hilarious.
     

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    If you're the past poster I think you are than your field is journalism. Bit of bias there.

    You're comparing levels of education between someone with a degree at Oxford (English is it? Lol). Vs. a former Harvard lecturer that went on to become a professor at a university ranked inside the top 5 in his field.

    There literally is no comparison. Peterson is now in the media because he is good at it. Most of the media want to one up him and get their sound bite so they make a name off of him - that hasn't worked out well for a few.

    It's called knowledge translation and people often criticise researchers for not transferring their work out into the real world - well here we are.

    Comparing a journalist to a highly cited university professor. Like comparing a VFL reserve player to a Brownlow medalist
     
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    He's actually in the media because the people that now want to shut him down actually put him there.

    If they had left him alone he would be that obscure bloke that once got up at a Canadian campus to have a crack at policy.............and otherwise be a virtual unknown.

    Good journalism has its place, but dismissing a clinical psychologist with a tabloid commentary from an English major?

    I get that an English degree can facilitate comprehensive writing and an ability to argue a point, but without some credible psychopharmacological input, I fail to see how she can credibly engage someone from Peterson's field.

    Ultimately, the logical fallacy that most of Peterson's critics make, is that they think they understand him.

    They don't.
     
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    Exactly and you can say the same with others too. And it is the same mistake they keep making...the more they draw attention to him or particular people....the more censoring they do, or try to the more exposure they get and the bigger they become. The internet has opened a lot of doors that they are finding hard to close....hence why Silicon Valley an the EU are trying to control the information. And of course close down competition to business of news/information.

    On a separate note.....I think Jordan was making around $36k a month on Patreon in about early 2017. I am sure it is a hell of a lot more now. He's certainly becoming wealthy from it (or rather making money from ot), that is for sure.
     
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    Exactly.

    Of course it does. It's a shame that it's getting harder and harder to come by. But playing it as a 1.1 in terms of education is very comical. She has a strong education but they are worlds apart. Of course the age gap plays a role in that.

    They reality is most of these interviews are just a chess match. Journalists play games but it's hard to play games with someone that has been listening to and reading people for decades.
     
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    Here's the thing that puzzles me, has ANY publication in the massive resource that is the western media, actually attempted to critique him by utilizing someone from his field?

    I can't find a decent example, and I reckon there's a good reason why, THEY CAN'T!

    The tabloid arguments against him are impotent until they can do that.
     
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    I look forward to the day that Flunky Carls is replaced by a Female CEO that makes 11 Home Games in Melbourne for the Mighty NMFC happen. :stern look
     
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    I like James O'Keefe (Project Veritas) investigative journalism especially :)

    Supposedly it is not _real_ journalism...even though it's one of the oldest types of.
     
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    True, but it's not always about that. Some probably agree with him deep down but doesn't suit their narrative. Don't have any logical arguments against so they spit out the same junk 'Nazi!!', or 'transphobe!' etc to get people not to listen to him.

    He's a threat to the big players. Can't take him down with science or logic so they play other games.
     
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    FWIW I never ignore people whose opinion I disagree with unless its an obvious insult to my intelligence.

    That vid I criticised was full of crap. As in pointless words that were either wrong or unnecessary. It was a strawman almost by definition ...

    Marxism doesn't lead to totalitarianism. It led to the modern world. It was a specific analysis of the way power was structured 150 years ago and its effects have been good (Unions formed 100 years ago that made workers lives reasonable) and bad (Love Happy for example.)

    He's trying to frame the modern world with an argument from early last century.

    Whatever else he has to say about whatever else, putting out shit like that is just virtue signalling to his own sides SJWs.
     
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    I made some similar observation about 2/3 of the thread ago. Since then only Sopwiths North has to my knowledge.

    Its pretty appropriate tho. Thread on gender equality populated exclusively by blokes pontificating on what some other bloke said about how tough blokes have it.
     
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    The threads actually about people getting jobs at our club based purely on their genitalia.
     
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    True and there is a study posted in it that shows a systemic bias by both male and female hirers against one group of people getting jobs based solely on their genitalia, one that still applies even when those inappropriately genitalled people are clearly the best qualified candidate.

    Probably why people are getting jobs at our club based on a combination of their genitalia and them being as good a candidate for the position as anyone else.
     
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    Its a tad disrespectful or I'm laughing at myself as well and as much as at anyone else. Maybe more.

    That's a wholesome and healthy level of disrespect imo. There should be more of it.

    About that video you've posted:


    Its late and i'm watching this but might not see it all. And its the reason i bumped this discussion. So far apart from a few political points I spose, I agree with most of it. Some things tho... anyway.

    I've got to 15 minutes - the end of the first kid speaking - and there's very little he's said I have a problem with. Most of that stuff is pretty obvious. To me at least. And that's not the sort of thing i have a problem with.

    I dunno if that kid is right at 10.50ish about firefighters being role models tho.
     
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    Wasn't the original issue that North stated they wanted a 50/50 split working at North? If so that isn't the best person for the job
     
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    Wut?

    The goal is 40%. (We're currently at about 35%.) And to reiterate, it's merely a goal, not any kind of enforceable edict or decree. It's absolutely not about gifting to jobs to lesser or unworthy candidates based on gender, but instead making women aware that there are career opportunities open to them in an industry niche that has traditionally been quite male-dominated. (And vice-versa, as it may also apply to a role within the club that is traditionally filled by a female.) Pretty run-of-the-mill stuff in this day and age.

    Either way - and this is the important part - applicants are still to be selected on merit.

    Of course, to some people the above is irrefutable evidence that the club has been hijacked by a bunch of leftist SJW types whose rampant 'cultural Marxism' will surely plunge the club - and then eventually the rest of Western civilization - into a state of chaos and decline. However, I'd humbly suggest that those people have been supping a little too heavily from the fountain of Jordan Peterson.

    Which coincidentally, is what this thread is really about.....
     
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    I thought it was a 40% quota of women, which was about a 5 or 6 % increase on what it was at the time.
     
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    Beat me to it ToD.
     
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    Any percentage based upon gender is a political corruption of our club.
     
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    I am all for encouraging women to show greater interest in fields which they have traditionally been under-represented, for industries that matter. I'd like to see more women involved in STEM. That I think is important for society going forward. Do I care what proportion of the workforce for a footy club is male or female? Not so much.

    However, I do appreciate there is a section of the community that does and feels like it is something of significance, for whatever reason. I generally think people will go work in fields and at employers where people will feel that it is a good career path and traditionally speaking, working at football clubs was a dud root and most people in the past that worked at clubs hamstrung their career for the love of the game or club itself. I think with the professionalism if football and the vast wads of broadcasting revenue coming in it now appeals to people outside of diehard fans and when you look at the paid roles we have at the club now, it is massively greater than what it was even 10 years ago.

    My initial reservation was that I thought we had already taken great strides to become more equitable, the environment has been changing and we have changed with the times. I didn't feel that we needed to do anything other than just continue doing what we had already been doing. When you look at our footy club, outside of coaching, we have representation of women at every level and I am sure everyone is there on merit alone.

    I am not against what we have been doing, just don't know why we went public about this particular policy. Who knows, perhaps there is a stigma around still and the club feels not enough women are applying for roles.

    That being said, I do feel having our own female AFL team will do wonders for making more women feel that the club is part of them and they could possibly be a part of it if they wanted as they have more inspirational women who represent the club at the ultimate level, on field.
     
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