April 08, 2016

US government gives University of Michigan $500K to study if male students commit 'microaggressions'

Rebel Staff
 

US taxpayers are footing a $500,000 bill for a study at the University of Michigan to see if 'microaggressions' by male engineering students are driving women out of the field.

Researchers want to know if sexism plays a role in the fact that males are more likely to go into engineering.

The study will involve recording male students interacting with their female counterparts. Researchers who watch the tapes will take note of any 'microaggressions'.

As Reason points out, the issue with the study is that “microaggressions are inherently subjective” and “something that offends one person might not bother another at all.”

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commented 2016-04-09 12:47:06 -0400
@ acuuna commented 23 hours ago
or women are shitty in stem fields…there’s that possibility.
women have NEVER built civilizations in the history of mankind.
women never built the roads that connect us all.
in all the art galleries in all the world, 10% of the art is created by women.
men got us to the moon, there were no women involved.
Sweden is a feminist society and just look at the shithole that turned into.
statistically, women achieve nothing.
maybe you should look at women for the answers.
and stating the facts does not qualify as misogyny, yet I fully expect the Ad Hominen logical, apex and anecdotal fallacies to begin. don’t forget to include the shaming language and the virtue signaling in your quest for an emotional payoff, ladies.
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commented 2016-04-09 05:48:49 -0400
Interesting how males are supposedly driving females out of engineering. More interesting is that there are more females registering for engineering degrees than ever before, with some engineering departments having more female students than male.

Would this mean that female engineering students are driving male students away?

This study is a stupid waste of time, energy, and money.
commented 2016-04-08 15:10:26 -0400
(means you are ‘cherry picking’ your examples)
well done in not using any shaming language however religious figures can be hotly contested by opposing religions.
commented 2016-04-08 15:05:07 -0400
contestant # 1
Crusader Girl
apex fallacy
next…
commented 2016-04-08 14:40:53 -0400
ACUUNA…I agree with you for the most part. I said before that women are the downfall of society as we knew it…them along with the whipped men who enabled liberalism today. I wouldn’t go so far as to say “women achieve nothing” though…Marie Curie, Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, Mother Mary, Margaret Thatcher, Florence Nightingale, etc. There are many women who achieved greatness, however, none to put on our currency.
commented 2016-04-08 13:40:00 -0400
or women are shitty in stem fields…there’s that possibility.
women have NEVER built civilizations in the history of mankind.
women never built the roads that connect us all.
in all the art galleries in all the world, 10% of the art is created by women.
men got us to the moon, there were no women involved.
Sweden is a feminist society and just look at the shithole that turned into.
statistically, women achieve nothing.
maybe you should look at women for the answers.
and stating the facts does not qualify as misogyny, yet I fully expect the Ad Hominen logical, apex and anecdotal fallacies to begin. don’t forget to include the shaming language and the virtue signaling in your quest for an emotional payoff, ladies.
commented 2016-04-08 13:25:22 -0400
I think their first engineering assignment should be to build a bridge and get over it.
commented 2016-04-08 13:08:35 -0400
I thought they had 17 Trillion $$ in debt.
commented 2016-04-08 13:05:05 -0400
Government leaders do not want what they see as aggressive males…much less people under their rule, so it will be easier to do as they please and squash us all.
commented 2016-04-08 13:01:45 -0400
The amount of stupid just keeps building.