* Posts by Jeremy Puddleduck

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Someone made an AI that predicted gender from email addresses, usernames. It went about as well as expected

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Equality of Violence

It’s an exceptionally well established fact that women are equally violent to men in occurrence rate, and severity of attack, but not in the physical impact of that severity. You’ve added the casual modifier “violent *crime*”, ie reported crime, implying that it’s the same thing. But it isn’t, as I think you very well know.

What? Women are going out battering other men and women with the same frequency and same severity as with men but something magical happens which reduces the “physical impact of that severity” (no bloody idea what that means). In fact, you think women are committing the same crimes as men, in the same numbers? Despite this not being recorded in any crime statistics and the male and female prison populations differ by a factor or about 25:1? This is just nonsense. We all know this is nonsense. You clearly have a huge chip on your shoulder about women but making up stuff helps no-one.

According to the ONS, 7.9% of women and 4.2% of men suffered domestic abuse in 2018. About half of that was violent. That’s reported crime. However, women are three to five times more likely to report domestic abuse than men, as shown in literally dozens of studies.

Ah, those bloody women reporting domestic violence. So, you are campaigning to get men to report it as well so the truth will out, eh? More power to your elbow, bloody evil women.

Invert the numbers, and you see that most violent attacks *by far* are women on men. It’s roughly equal amongst the “serious” violent attacks. And out of those, only a minority end up with the victim in hospital, which is usually when a situation that’s been boiling up over several or even dozens of incidents finally gets reported to the police. That’s when the person with two broken ribs and a smashed jaw reports the crime, and that’s usually the woman.

Oh my god, you really are bonkers, aren’t you? These are the (unsubstantiated) rantings of a mad man.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: @gnasher729 - Define gender!

Yes, the Equalities Act 2010 avoids favouring any protected groups above any others. Still, perhaps you've forgotten this: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11670138/Why-are-our-universities-blocking-mens-societies.html

Sex is a single protected characteristic within the Equality Act, covering both male and female discrimination and harassment at the same time. Favouring one over the other is impossible since they are covered by the same clause. You seem a bit rusty of the ten year old that provides the basis for non-discrimination in the UK, despite trying to give the impression you are Mr Equality (and failing).

And if you think a 2015 article (by Martin Daubney) about how a Uni wouldn’t allow a Men’s Society to be created is the pinnacle of sexism, then you have lead a very sheltered life. How lucky you are.

But since I raised gender bias in the law, let's return to that.

Gender is not protected by law, as I have already mentioned. And sex is almost certainly what you really mean. Sex, biological sex, is something we cannot change and is the reason for a great deal of discrimination in life (back to the reason why the Equality Act protects sex and not gender). I know, it is difficult to keep up.

Are you going to pretend that women can't commit violent acts just as bad as men? There have been female mass murderers, women have tortured people, women stab people. Perhaps you missed the farcical sentencing of Lavinia Woodward, or maybe you agree with the judge that women should be allowed to stab other women without censure: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/eve-hewitson-cross-best-friend-stabbing-preston-170630451.html

You don’t get to make claims about things I never said. I’m sure some women can be equally violent, but they are unusual. Because women *can* do this it doesn’t mean they do it as frequently as men, and this really isn’t up for debate because it’s a matter of often recorded fact. Of a current UK prison population of about 80,000, about 3,400 are women, a figure that hasn’t significantly changed in a long time. There have been about 18 female serial killers since the beginning of the 19th Century, and about 60 male serial killers (and I’m not going to get into the total number of deaths because we all who would “win” that one). You seem to like to pull out single examples of cases that will prove your point without the ability to look at the bigger picture. Perhaps you are struggling to make your case otherwise?

There are more men in prison with mental health issues in prison than women in prison. Not women with mental health issues, women. Full stop.

No shit, Sherlock. So you agree that there is a large disparity in the number of men in prison compared with women, despite also claiming women carry out the same sort of crimes in the same quantity? And pointing out the obvious that there are more male prisoners with mental health problems (from a population of 80,000) that women prisoners (3,400) doesn’t actually mean much, does it. If you bothered to look at the stats from the MoJ (2013) you’ll see that the proportion of female prisoners with mental health is reported to be higher than in male prisoners.

No, not a change in sentencing, just some basic equality in how the law is applied, and indeed, in the law not being fucking gendered. Have you seen the efforts by certain MPs to make the latest domestic violence bill explicitly gendered?

Again, gender has no basis in law, you mean sex. And that is why you should be more familiar with the Equality Act if you reckon men are so hard done by.

(So, rape by a woman is now possible) It always was. Women demanded that the legal definition of rape be changed so that only men could be legally charged with rape, but women are capable of (and do) commit serious sexual assault, and I assure you that's no less serious or impactful on the victim than rape. Separating the two is an explicit gender divide in law that allows certain people to demand resources go into rape prevention, while hiding entirely the sexual abuses caused by women.

Rape is different, in law, to sexual assault. In law (the Sexual Offences Act 2003) rape is penetration by a penis so women cannot rape (and this was also true in the previous 1956 Act, so please don't claim otherwise). Penetration by anything else without consent is a sexual assault (which women can be convicted of), but again, the statistics are not comparable between men and women. There is no gender divide, it’s a biological sex divide because women do not have penises, I don’t think I should have to be the one to break this to you. And you are also assuming that rape is by a man on a woman, you seem to be overlooking rape of a man. Rather sexist of you, don’t you think? And if you don’t like how the funding (by charities) is focussed, then get out protesting and campaigning for male victims of rape, like women had to do.

Are you for or against such gender equality?

I think I have made it very clear I am for sexual equality. The social construct of gender is rarely helpful in society, and men suffer from these stereotypes as much as women. The “moody silent” stereotype of man, unable to talk to his friends with problems (or get counselling for mental health problems that can contribute to the significantly higher suicide rate), the “get drunk and solve problems with fists” stereotype helps to keep the incarceration rates so high for me, the “can’t become a teacher because you may be accused of being a paedophile” concern is keeping male teachers from providing male role models to our children. If you want a rant about gender I think this is where you should be looking. You seem to be rather keen to blame women for being equally violent (despite this not being proven by the statistics) and getting a softer time. You are keen to highlight individuals cases but are unable to see the bigger picture. You also seem more keen to rant at me than do anything about changing any inequalities in society.

Jeremy Puddleduck

1) I was referring to equality legislation where sex is a protected characteristic, covering both male and female provision for single-sex activities and spaces (like a male-only club, or female-only sports team)

2) You are lumping the nature of a crime and the sentencing of a crime in together here. Are you really trying to claim that women are equally violent to men, both in severity and occurrence of violent crime? Really? That's quite a stretch/fantasy there, don't you think?

3) You seem to have overlooked quite a few important caveats to the report you have quoted. Strange that :-

"While a number of associations were observed between the likelihood of custodial sentencing and a range of offence / offender characteristics, it is important to note that the current analysis did not take into account all factors which were used in making sentencing decisions. For example, the analysis used twenty broad offence groups, allowing for comparisons between males and females within these groups. However, there remains a range of offence seriousness within the offence groups (e.g. murder and common assault are both Violence against the person offences), which is not included in the modelling. Furthermore, the mitigating and aggravating circumstances surrounding offences could not be included in the statistical models. Future analyses could include more detailed measures of offence seriousness to provide a fuller picture of the observed associations between offender sex and sentencing."

"While the logistic regression models allowed the associations between sex and imprisonment to be examined under similar criminal circumstances, these models cannot take into account all factors involved in sentencing, for example, they do not include the specific offence committed or any associated mitigating and aggravating factors."

"Variations in the rates of imprisonment could therefore potentially reflect variations in the mix of offences committed by males and females."

"Given the fact that each of the offence groups covers a wide range of specific offences, variations in the imprisonment rate could reflect variations in the patterns of specific offending across the sexes"

I'll assume you acknowledge that there may be genuine mitigating reasons for not imprisoning some people (mental health, disability, responsibility for children and family members, etc) in additional to the likelihood of a previous criminal record (higher in men) and the severity of the crime?

I assume you are off now to campaign for changes in sentencing or are you just going to post daft posts? You may want to mention the fact males who commit crimes, and then identify as women in the UK, can now get their crime recorded as being carried out by a woman. So, rape by a woman is now possible. Now that is really going to mess up crime statistics and provisions for future incarceration. As worried about that? I suspect not.

Jeremy Puddleduck

If you mean sex, neither sex is favoured in UK law. Sex is a protected characteristic, both male and female.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Work with facts

For those with DSDs, other chromosomes are involved, not just purely XY and XX.

XX is female, XY is male. There is no third sex.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Work with facts

Lee,

You are writing nonsense.

Sex is binary, there is no third sex and you can't change sex either. XX males and XY females are not possible.

"Biologically intersex" is a nonsensical term. The preferred term is Difference in Sex Developments (DSDs) as this is the medical condition they have. The vast majority have a clearly defined sex and the very tiny % with an ambiguous sex that may undergo surgery or choose the sex with which they want to present.

Gender is the social interpretation of sex, with harmful stereotypes that state that men must behave certain ways and do certain jobs, and women do others. Not everyone acknowledges they have a gender and a little less categorisation would help us all.

Please stop repeating half-arsed tales you have read and check the facts.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Work with facts

Intersex people are almost all male or female. They are not a mysterious 3rd sex and the determination of either male or female is not impossible. Only a very tiny number require further medical involvement to establish a genetic sex and a sex with which they wish to live. Please don't spread incorrect information.

Apart from this tiny group of people, everyone else has a clearly defined biological sex and that cannot be changed. And you are conflating that with sexuality - two entirely different things.

Why is basic English so difficult?

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Work with facts

In the UK at least, sex and gender are very different and only sex is protected in law. The words do make a difference.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Sex, you mean biological sex is binary.

Jeremy Puddleduck

The word you are after is sex, not gender.

Sex has a basis in biology, gender is a social construct.

University ordered to stop running women-only job ads

Jeremy Puddleduck

You just know whenever this sort of topic comes up, the hairy old misogynists will creep out and express their joy at women being kept down.

As far as the gender pay gap in Britain goes, IBM could do much worse

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: At the risk of being branded misogynst...

AC was talking crock, based on misogyny.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Industry drenched in testosterone

So predictable with your assumptions about why women don't work in your industry and men don't work with young children. And lightly sprinkled with just about the right amount of idiotic trigger phrases for the right-wing libertarians who don't really like women very much.

But, hey, let's not worry about the real societal causes for such large inequalities in certain countries (but not all, but we won't mention those because that damages your little argument, doesn't it?).

Will the defendant please rise? Utah State Bar hunts for sender of topless email

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: surprise!

Then bring on the dick pics and see how you like it.

UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from 'delivery guy'

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Oh stop it.

And yet you felt the need to comment on this "non-story"...

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: RLY!?!

It's along shot I know but I'm going to bet you have a micropenis, amirite? You've seen who the President of the USA is, ok? Seen how creepy and revolting he is in his attitudes towards women? Creepy men are creepy men, status is irrelevant.

You need to go home and have a long hard think about why you seem to have a problem with women who dare to stand up for themselves. Oh, and you should be concerned that your paper trail might result in you being sued, you creep.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Let's take the gender out of this

FFS. A women has boobs and now she is a whore because she isn't wrapping them up and hiding them from eager eyes. Go back to the century you crawled from.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Let's take the gender out of this

Oh do wind your neck in Alain, you troll.

Report: Women make up just 17% of IT workforce, paid 15% less than men

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Men who are nurses

The jobs are open to men, so why aren't they taking them? You're not...really...suggesting they are turned down from these mainly female jobs are you? That is just paranoia,

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Men who are nurses

And there are campaigns to address the balance, so your point is? Just because you are ignorant of something it doesn't mean it is not happening. And gives you no reason to write sexist nonsense on this site.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: one for you, one for me

Women have to fix all the problems in life? I didn't realise. As someone has already said on this article, it's our fault we get paid less so perhaps it's men's fault they don't get many teaching jobs?

If you pay attention to what feminists want it is equality for all, and there are several schemes to recruit men into teaching (particularly primary schools) since society loses out by having such a discrepancy. There have been schemes to promote men into widwifery as well. And what have *you* done to encourage men into other roles, or are you just hanging back to wait for the women to sort out your roles as well?

Every time there is an article like this on El Reg you just know it is going to attract some of the more unpleasant sexist posters. There is absolutely no reason to drop to the level of the average Daily Mail article with terminology like feminazis and SJWs, unless you want to signal your own blatent sexism to others. Why not try and be open minded about the causes of some of these problems? Yes, the numbers of women working in IT is small, and yes it is because less women apply, and yes it's because less women study relevant qualifications. No, what can we all do to change that? It's not spout the same old tripe about forcing women to do work they don't like, that we're all "different". It's about addressing why society has this bias in the first place, for both men and women. Why shouldn't we all get to do what we want when it comes to work and not be told as children only one gender does a certain type of role.

Some time the idiots that post on these articles leave me in despair.

Jeremy Puddleduck

So perhaps you can see why some of the pretty nasty sexist opinions expressed on this page may, in some way, contribute to why society tells women they shouldn't be studying STEM roles and then gender parity looks so impossible. Perhaps there may be a link?

Jeremy Puddleduck

Ah so it's the wimmin's fault they are paid less! Of *course* it is. Yup. Understood.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: They ASSUME discrimination

ODFO Bob.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: They ASSUME discrimination

28 of you upvoted this arse? Anyone who resorts to the old feminazi trope is clearly in need of special help, not upvotes. Strewth.

Abolish the Telly Tax? Fat chance, say MPs at non-binding debate

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: The BBC used to be more independent.

She won the popular vote, that's what up. The daft Electoral College is a whole different problem.

Rob Scoble's lawyer told him to STFU about sex pest claims. He didn't

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Read this article. Did not want to.

Then don't read it? Did anyone force you to?

Sex harassment scandal scoops up Silicon Valley's Slimy Scoble

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Somehow

And you don't get to harass or sexually abuse any women, regardless of their reading material or whether they are a feminist. Bob has probably read (the picture version) of The Game and thinks the way Pick Up Artists Work is the way to deal with the wimmin. Right Bob?

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: "no means no" - or DOES it?

You, Bob, are a knob. No two ways about it. Women, as with men, mean no when they say no and any other interpretation is exactly the rationalisation these abusive pigs apply. Perhaps you need some therapy as well as Weinstein?

BAE confirms it is slashing 2,000 jobs

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Merry Christmas

Pish. The people going will be predominantly be the technicians assembling the aircraft and you have a very distorted view of what a technician makes if you think they are on £60k in Lancashire.

Jeremy Puddleduck

So you are okay with the Russians flying into our airspace on a weekly basis, unchallenged. Interesting approach to national security you have. I quite like the idea of make sure we go an investigate and shoo people who shouldn't be above us away. But of course, the Typhoons only kill people right? And the UK doesn't need defending?

Assange offers job to sacked Google diversity manifestbro

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Well..

You're conflating "thinking differently" with "the sexes natural traits", as did the idiot author of the brofesto. Your thoughts are a result of nurture and nature, that's the issue. And there biological differences in brains between genders have been shown to have a tiny impact compared with the nurture element.

Tesla, GitHub, tech bro VCs... Silicon Valley sexism row explodes as more women go public

Jeremy Puddleduck

Hey, RIL, fix the problem first and then deal with what is almost certainly a very low % of false claims. Just shouting about fake claims before even acknowledging there is a real problem just makes you look pathetic, and on the side of sexual harassers an abusers. Not a good side to be on.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Harry, you're a beast!

"It sort of ruins the way men and women relate to one another, though, NOT to have a bit of "that" in the office."

What? Women have to be made to feel uncomfortable just so you can have a "bit of that" in your day?

What an enlightened arsehole you are Bob.

Google can't spare 113 seconds of revenue to compile data on its gender pay gap

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Bullshit

"Oh P. Lee, you sound lovely, really lovely. I bet the women are flocking to spend time in your company."

"Personal attacks just make your argument look weak."

Oh Adam, Adam, Adam, something about you makes me thing I don't care what you think of my compliment of P. Lee. He implied women who work don't care about their families. Did you have a little word with him as well? No, strange that, wonder why. Men of course love their families no matter what they do because they are...MEN!

And as for the rest of your rationalisation of why it's okay to pay part-time workers less per hour than full time workers, good luck with that. You're in denial, particularly if you cannot accept women don't climb career ladders to the same height as men. But, still, I'm sure it's lovely in your little (presumably women-free) bubble.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Is it really so bad if men earn more then women?

Quite an incisive, evenly balanced summary there, AC. Shame your slight anti-women bias somehow manages to shine through.

Now, where is my lipstick, phone and handbag to go and swing.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Bullshit

Oh P. Lee, you sound lovely, really lovely. I bet the women are flocking to spend time in your company.

a) I'd take a bet that almost all women care about their families and whether they work or not does not affect that. Men with families to care for mainly go to work - are you...suggesting they don't care for their families? Women go to work for many reasons - because they want to, enjoy work, want to help support their families, the same sort of reasons as men.

b) while I think that is true, it shouldn't be. Why should a part-time job earn less per hour than a full time job when the nature of the job is the same? Part-time employees (and a growing number of these are now men, so you may want to start showing a little more concern about this) are no less committed to the time they spend at work then full-time employees.

c) Women often don't climb the career ladders to the same height as men, whether they take career breaks or not.

Why so defensive about getting a pay analysis done? It can benefit everyone if the stats are more transparent, men and women. Celebrate the opportunity instead of trying to hush us up.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: My anecdote

Well, Bob, I'd encourage them to go back to college. If only to work on their spelling.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: My anecdote

I'm going to take a punt here, but I'm going to guess you don't care much about women. am I right? Mmm?

Parliamentary Trump-off? Pro-Donald petition passes 100k signatures

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Classic Trump supporters?

You, Bob, are clearly an arse. I'd be pretty amazed to hear you have a wife or lady friend with attitudes like yours, particularly when you clearly have some sort of HOWLER MONKEY fetish. You might want to see someone about that obsession you have.

Twitter rolls out troll controls

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Sure..

Well, there's always a silver lining and if you are no longer on social media we can all breathe a sign of relief.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Sure..

Craigness,

I worry about you. You clearly have a lot of pent up resentment against women and you (hopefully, but unlikely) only have the internet to vent your spleen about their womanliness. Do you (reliably) post anti-women tosh on here because you think there are so few around and they won't call you out on your misogynistic nonsense? I'm as unsurprised as someone can be that you miss Milo and his pretty blue tick.

The only special treatment women get on Twitter is sexist abuse and dick pics. How very dare these women be specially protected like that. How dare they breath and type and have views that differ to your own, and then complain when they get threats of rape by scissors or death that get ignored. Bloody self-centred harpies, wouldn't you agree?

Oh joy. You can now buy a gold plated quadcopter drone

Jeremy Puddleduck

ISM band transmissions

Several of these drones exceed the legally defined, no license needed power levels in the ISM bands as well, and with such a range I'd bet this one does too. Lovely.

Ladies in tech, have you considered not letting us know you're female?

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude

@Pompous Git

You, and your numerous sexist responses on this thread, are really quite vile, as I am sure you are aware.

Women do more in STEM industries than "flash their tits and smile enchantingly", and despite the whinges on this thread, like most men the vast majority deserve their positions and almost certainly deserve equal pay (although probably don't get it). I work with a couple of really lazy (male) shits who astound me with their ability to do nothng, know nothing and yet float to the top. Does it make me assume all men are the same? Does it make me question the whole fairness of men getting jobs in male-domainted fields? No!

Strewth, I wonder why more women don't both with this industry with such nice welcoming people like you shouting your mouth off. Thankfully you are one of the ever-decreasing neanderthals with such bloody stupid, ill-informed views.

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude

You, sir, are spouting pish, pure and simple. You seem worryingly obsessed with women "putting time into fashion". Based on my experience in the engineering field that could cover something as minor as ironing you clothes, having trousers that meet your shoes and brushing our hair. And if you think that makes us less productive then I worry about you, dear.

Fashion is not the reason there is conscious and unconscious bias in the hiring process. Give me strength.

Jeremy Puddleduck

*Swoon*. You sound loverly...can I work with you, please *bats lashes and twirls hair*

Lowland Scots plunged into panic by marauding ostrich family

Jeremy Puddleduck

"You" want out & in, not "we".

Speak for yourself, please.

So. Why don't people talk to invisible robots in public?

Jeremy Puddleduck

"one-sided conversation was considered intrusive" - are, are still considered intrusive

"At one time any one-sided conversation was considered intrusive, but is now generally socially acceptable"

Really? Not on public transport (loud one-sided conversations are still more irritating than a loud double-sided conversation) as our brain expects to hear a response. And while people wandering the streets talking into headphone microphones are increasing, they still look like loonies and make you look for their conversation partner.

Arrests for 'offensive' Twitter and Facebook messages up by a third

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Freedom of speech is dead in the UK

Freedom of speech is not the same as a freedom to threaten. Threatening to rape someone with a pair of scissors, after previously announcing the address of the person being threatened, is not covered by freedom of speech and is not just about offence. You'd be arrested for that threat on the street so why not online?

Women account for just one fifth of the EU’s 8m IT jobs

Jeremy Puddleduck

Re: Seriously?

You know what, just because you believe something it doesn't make it a consensus. That takes evidence. The attitude that this is the way it is because girls and women don't like nasty technical tough is lazy, and selfish because you're just saying "I don't have to do anything, assess my behaviour or my working environment or -God forbid - even change your behaviour or environment. And thus propagate the status quo.

If your (incorrectly held) belief were true than the number of women in any technical IT/engineering field would be pretty much consistent across the world. Evidence (included in this article and this one :http://www.engineeringuk.com/View/?con_id=145) show regional differences within Europe, ever wonder why there is a statistically significant difference between apparently similar countries? Perhaps the women in Greece are biologically different to those in Sweden? Or perhaps the education system, peers, parental attitude, work environment and depiction of role models might possibly have an influence?

That personal consensus of yours is looking pretty flaky

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