Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle returns to The Remnant to discuss the controversy over women’s soccer, the stupidities of the modern Internet, and the virtues of owning a dog.

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There are 22 comments.

  1. kedavis Member

    You’re BOTH wrong! Praxis is – was, will be, whatever – a Klingon moon. Their primary energy-production facility. Until it explodes, at the beginning of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 5:52 PM PDT
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  2. kylez Member

    Were Help Wanted ads for male/female some great crime?

    Was it impossible for McArdle to do what she does without the feminist activists of her mother’s era, presumably the 1970s? 

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    • July 11, 2019, at 6:26 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    kylez (View Comment):
    Was it impossible for McArdle to do what she does without the feminist activists of her mother’s era, presumably the 1970s? 

    My mother got executive jobs in the 1960’s, not because she was a feminist, but because she needed money.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 8:12 PM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member

    I like the bonus track.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 8:13 PM PDT
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  5. kedavis Member

    kylez (View Comment):

    Were Help Wanted ads for male/female some great crime?

     

    These days – and it actually began decades ago – you could get in trouble for listing a home for sale with “a great view” because that somehow insults blind people. Indeed, newspapers etc may not even accept such an ad, because they can get in trouble too!

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    • July 11, 2019, at 8:39 PM PDT
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  6. Bishop Wash Member

    kedavis (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):

    Were Help Wanted ads for male/female some great crime?

     

    These days – and it actually began decades ago – you could get in trouble for listing a home for sale with “a great view” because that somehow insults blind people. Indeed, newspapers etc may not even accept such an ad, because they can get in trouble too!

    A bit of language warning. 

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    • July 11, 2019, at 8:43 PM PDT
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  7. Arahant Member

    Bishop Wash (View Comment):
    A bit of language warning.

    I think that’s offensive in many more ways than just a bit of language. Not that I’m complaining. I’m an adult. I can handle it. Just don’t show it to John Wick.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 9:10 PM PDT
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  8. filmklassik Member

    Good lord. Megan’s attempt to use government intervention to eradicate Jim Crow in the 1960s as some kind of precedent to justify coercive pay equity in women’s soccer in 2019 … was absolutely bugnuts crazy.

    Borderline surreal, in fact.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 9:17 PM PDT
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  9. DonG Coolidge

    Hard to take someone seriously that doesn’t know how to pronounce FIFA. The problem with all the soccer talk is that everyone seems to take the perspective of Americans for a global game. Try to think of how this conversation would go in Brazil. Everywhere else in the world it would be like talking about the pay differences between men’s and women’s baseball. 

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    • July 11, 2019, at 9:22 PM PDT
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  10. J Climacus Member

    Kaepernick’s protest was in fact very successful: He was a second-string QB with no future in the league or ongoing revenue stream, and now has a massive endorsement deal from Nike, as well as being the new cultural arbiter of what is and isn’t racist. Hasn’t done anything that would concretely improve any social problems, but was that really the point in the first place?

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    • July 12, 2019, at 4:50 AM PDT
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  11. Joe D. Lincoln

    I’ve long thought they should make men go back to Wooden Racket’s or whatever they used in the 70s in tennis – maybe women too… after all the hay day was back in the days when McEnroe played.

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    • July 12, 2019, at 6:53 AM PDT
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  12. Joe D. Lincoln

    Damn, Jonah – you can use the words ‘social justice’ unironically. You are a traitor!!!…

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    • July 12, 2019, at 6:56 AM PDT
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  13. Joe D. Lincoln

    I don’t hardly use twitter, but when I heard about the Arial backlash I logged in to take a look. I was hard pressed to actually find tweets that were upset about the actress choice, rather than people who were upset with the people who were upset about it.

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    • July 12, 2019, at 7:03 AM PDT
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  14. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):

    Were Help Wanted ads for male/female some great crime?

     

    These days – and it actually began decades ago – you could get in trouble for listing a home for sale with “a great view” because that somehow insults blind people. Indeed, newspapers etc may not even accept such an ad, because they can get in trouble too!

    Reminds me of a sign I saw in the 80’s in a Kuala Lumpur clothing store. It said “Chinese Shop Girl Wanted”. They would have thought I was crazy if I told them it was offensive.

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    • July 12, 2019, at 7:06 AM PDT
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  15. JuliaBlaschke Coolidge

    What has always upset me about the Kaepernick kneeling was that I was told over and over that it was not about disrespecting the flag or the anthem but rather a protest against police racism. I also thought it a singularly stupid way to protest that. However, the Betsy Ross nonsense demonstrates that Mr. Kaepernick does indeed have a problem with the flag and the country’s founding after all and he is just another race hustler. 

    I was bored by soccer before all this controversy. Now I am completely disgusted and wish I had never heard the name, Rapinoe, however it is pronounced. 

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    • July 12, 2019, at 7:13 AM PDT
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  16. Bishop Wash Member

    Not too far into it, but so far it’s making me think of Psych.

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    • July 12, 2019, at 11:37 AM PDT
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  17. Taras Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    kylez (View Comment):
    Was it impossible for McArdle to do what she does without the feminist activists of her mother’s era, presumably the 1970s?

    My mother got executive jobs in the 1960’s, not because she was a feminist, but because she needed money.

     I remember reading about a survey of women CEOs in the 1950s. 

     The interesting thing about them was that every single one was an only child: their fathers treated them as surrogate sons.

     Which suggests that women were held back by psychology, not society. 

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    • July 12, 2019, at 1:56 PM PDT
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  18. Arahant Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    I remember reading about a survey of women CEOs in the 1950s. 

     The interesting thing about them was that every single one was an only child: their fathers treated them as surrogate sons.

     Which suggests that women were held back by psychology, not society.

    In my mother’s case, she was the fifth of five. As I said, she succeeded because she had to.

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    • July 12, 2019, at 2:06 PM PDT
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  19. Taras Coolidge

    filmklassik (View Comment):

    Good lord. Megan’s attempt to use government intervention to eradicate Jim Crow in the 1960s as some kind of precedent to justify coercive pay equity in women’s soccer in 2019 … was absolutely bugnuts crazy.

    Borderline surreal, in fact.

    Her Washington Post article (see show notes) makes an overwhelmingly strong case against coercive pay equity. 

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    • July 12, 2019, at 2:28 PM PDT
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  20. Taras Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Taras (View Comment):

    I remember reading about a survey of women CEOs in the 1950s.

    The interesting thing about them was that every single one was an only child: their fathers treated them as surrogate sons.

    Which suggests that women were held back by psychology, not society.

    In my mother’s case, she was the fifth of five. As I said, she succeeded because she had to.

    To the Left, she would be considered a “class traitor”.

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    • July 12, 2019, at 4:02 PM PDT
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  21. kedavis Member

    JuliaBlaschke (View Comment):

    What has always upset me about the Kaepernick kneeling was that I was told over and over that it was not about disrespecting the flag or the anthem but rather a protest against police racism. I also thought it a singularly stupid way to protest that. However, the Betsy Ross nonsense demonstrates that Mr. Kaepernick does indeed have a problem with the flag and the country’s founding after all and he is just another race hustler.

    I was bored by soccer before all this controversy. Now I am completely disgusted and wish I had never heard the name, Rapinoe, however it is pronounced.

    In a recent newspaper cartoon, maybe by Michael Ramirez but not sure, it shows a/the Nike CEO saying to Kaepernick, “Okay, we recalled all those shoes with the Betsy Ross flag. What do you want on them instead?” and he answers “Fidel Castro.” Sadly, that’s probably accurate.

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    • July 12, 2019, at 4:12 PM PDT
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  22. Kelsey Shockey Coolidge

    @jackbutler

    This WSJ article might be of interest to the podcast:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/locals-try-helping-a-troubled-neighbora-bear-with-a-trash-lid-stuck-around-its-neck-11563377467?mod=hp_featst_pos3

     

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    • July 17, 2019, at 10:04 AM PDT
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