Senior male mathematicians stop pontificating “jokingly” about oppression challenge
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Me responding to Sarah: Yeah , if you have to explain that something is a joke....

JCB: If you have to explain that something is a joke... you’re probably on Twitter.

Me: Let me rephrase: if you have to explain that something is a “joke”....
This is the start of the thread treating oppression as an intellectual exercise and as part of a false equivalence:
“Some people and things gain power and then use that power to continue to reinforce their power.”

ironic? or no? His response to Sarah’s rep...
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I just finished reading this excellent book, and I’m going to thread a few more quotes pulled from it.
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“Because we do not know the genes that are supposedly responsible for IQ, it is customary to take a population that is genetically varied in some general sense, perhaps with respect to race or sex. Now we measure the percentage of phenotypic variation due to genetic variation,
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