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RavenXtra said:
36/50, though some of the wording of questions confused me a bit. Basically a similar situation to a poster above, I left "I believe that women have no responsibility to make a conscious effort to always be friendly and polite." unchecked because I believe 'everyone' has a responsibility to make a conscious effort to be friendly and polite. However, another part of me wants to treat the question strictly as a "only women have to do this, not men" statement, and in that case, check it.

This fits me. I got 36/50 and had the same thoughts about that question.



Can't wait for The Zelder Scrolls 3: Breath of The Wild Hunt!

WolfpackN64 said:
Mr.Playstation said:

I hope you've all worn your hazmat suits because once you click the link below you are going to enter a place where Beyonce is a figure of female emancipation and the belief that women are paid less than men is still going strong.

You do know that the wage gap still exists do you?

The 25% one doesn't. That's pure propaganda.

Whether there is ANY actual gap changes a lot depending on which study you follow. The biggest gap when you control for different job choice and different hours worked, it about 9%. Whereas some other studies say no gap exists.



This is fucking stupid. Modern feminism needs to be refocused.



37/50.

Some questions were poorly framed so I didn't tick them because of that. So I would probably get 40 or more if some of the questions were better.

Personally, in an enlightened society I can't understand how anyone would get less than 25 on this. IMO there are less than 25 hot button issues in this quiz.



“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

Jimi Hendrix

 

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Bandorr said:
Those questions were just weird.
" would be willing to give up some of my salary if I had to, so that equal pay in my workplace could be a reality. "
That sounds more like "everyone gets paid the same". It ignores position and effort. A boss shouldn't get paid as much as an intern.

"I don’t think women should get VIP treatment at nightclubs and bars, just for being women. "
That's just basic business. Women bring in the men, which bring in the men etc.

I think police brutality and its correlation with race is a feminist issue.
Was that just a trick question to see if people were paying attention? How the hell could there be a correlation?


Those are just examples of awkward questions.

Open to interpretation I guess. The way I read it, and the reason I ticked it, is because feminists should be concerned about all issues of social inequality, and not just issues of gender inequality. Hence race-based police brutality is something in which feminists should take an active interest. If you interpret it as race-based police brutality is a gender issue then you would not tick the box. 



“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

Jimi Hendrix

 

Metroid33slayer said:
WolfpackN64 said:

You do know that the wage gap still exists do you?

Earnings gap not wage gap, It's not the fault of men that they suceed in the higher paying professions and out earn women.. complaining that men get paid more then women is like complaining that Brain surgeons get paid more than Street cleaners and blaming it on prejudice against steet cleaners.

That's a false comparison though. The idea is equal pay for work of equal value. Why are professions dominated by men still paid more than professions that are dominated by women even when both professions are more or less the same in terms of qualification and skill?

Very few people argue that street cleaner as a career is of equal value to society as surgeon. Though one might also argue that the average person benefits more over their lifetime from street cleaners and garbage collectors (sanitation workers in general) than they do from surgeons. After all, public sanitation has done more to exend the average lifespan of people and reduce the number of days of lost productivity from illness than surgeons. Hence sanitation workers are more beneficial to society than surgeons. Ref Hitchhikers Guide on the essential utility of sanitation workers, as opposed to the continued uselessness of account executives and marketing analysts. 



“The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

Jimi Hendrix

 

15/50

Is that bad?



WolfpackN64 said:

 

But it doesn't matter if it are the same jobs or not. The matter of fact is that the wage gap still exists due to the way the job market is structured and that isn't the womens fault.

Yes, it does matter. First, you are comparing apples to oranges and then claim it doesn't matter if the wage gap statistic compares the same jobs or not. Many people believe the statistic reflects that women are paid less than men for the exact same work. The wage gap doesn't exist, otherwise men are also "victims" to this nonexistent injustice if you were to compare men in lower specialties to women in higher paying specialties. This is why the wage gap is a myth, is bogus, and can't be taken serious. Common sense: if you aren't making good money at a workplace, look for a different job that pays more. I chose not to study in order to become a heart surgeon. Sure it pays a lot, but I'm not interested in what pays the most, I'm interested in what I will enjoy doing. My career path might pay less but that's the choice I'm willing to make. I can't just demand that I be paid for ridiculous wages that equate to another person's earnings, let alone demand wages similar to a complex and difficult occupation - that's completely ridiculous. It just shows narcissism and entitlement. Everyone has the freedom to pursue whichever career they'd like to take. Also, it isn't men's fault either that certain jobs pay more than others. Three words: supply and demand.



Statement 1: "I would be willing to give up some of my salary if I had to, so that equal pay in my workplace could be a reality." - Already my palm finds itself dangerously close to my face as the author failed to come up with a scenario where my personal success does not matter to me. I mean, are they assuming I am not only making more in my current line of work, but would lessen that just to be certain everybody could be at the same financial disadvantage? Or are we all imaginary CEOs with highly inflated salaries for this? Not a solution, statement 1. Not a solution.

Statement 4: "I know who Bell Hooks is." - Are they a rapper? That sounds like a rapper name.

Statement 9: "Women should be allowed to apply for a job if they fulfill 60% of the job requirements." - Um. Why? Shouldn't we all be attempting to find jobs we at least 80% qualify for, if not entirely? Man or woman, if an employer isn't looking to train somebody in fundamental aspects of the job from the ground up, some weirdly misguided sense of equal gender representation won't magically make the lack of experience become insignificant. #notfeminism

Statement 12: "I believe it’s important to encourage women to negotiate."...um...do they not already? Do we not naturally negotiate whenever we want something? It isn't as if women are these inherently submissive creatures. Way to push a gender stereotype, supposedly feminist quiz.

Statement 20: "I believe it’s important to compliment a woman’s intelligence over her looks." - Por que no los dos?

Statement 24: "I know what a “Bad Feminist” is." - Oh! Oh! Anybody who takes this quiz as an even remotely serious measure of feminist belief.

It's around that halfway point where I stopped reading. I never really started participating.