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  • Re: Women of NASA - Can of Worms

    SMC said:

    Like I said before I think men have it ok and I am not trying to say women don't face more sexism. But why is it so hard to face the fact that men are discriminated again too?

    Criminal justice system: Men are more likely to be charged, more likely to be found guilty but the worst is they get a much longer prison sentences than women for the same crime.

    Social problems: A lot more likely to commit suicide, be homeless and so on like we have already talked about.

    Work: larger numbers of men are injured or die in work place accidents. Again much larger number of men are killed fighting in the army so its not a problem of the past like was suggested.

    Family: Men pay fare higher amounts when couples separate, they are fare more likely to loss custody of their kids. Men have far less rights when it comes to paternity, a women right to choose (ok lets not go there).

    (And another hard one) domestic violence: yes more women face violence but the skew is not as great as you would think and men get less help than women face a much smaller chance of it being stopped and women are far far less likely to be charged with a crime. And we are back at the first point.


    I might have some sympathy for your point of view if you had quoted the sources for the 'statistics' you quote.  For some it's blindingly obvious why 'x' is the case and has nothing whatsoever to do with discrimination.  Some of your other claims fly in the face of my experience which is thirty years in the criminal justice system.  So before I write these off as a list of Mail Online headlines please tell us where you are getting this information from so that we can assess for ourselves the veracity of your discrimination claims.
  • Re: Women of NASA - Can of Worms

    Yeah, probably just you ......
  • Re: What series do you wish Lego had?

    I would love to have LEGO do "The Prisoner", the original with Patrick McGoohan, not the remake of a few years ago.  The village, the control room, the Mini Mokes, the helicopter and, of course, Rover.  I would dearly like to have my own LEGO Number 6.

    Be seeing you.
  • Re: Bricks Magazine

    Being subscription only eliminates any possibility of an impulse buy followed by, hopefully, regular readership and purchase.  Perfect binding and the higher quality paper must increase the production costs too.  Maybe they are in some financial difficulty?  I think they should tell the subscribers something.
  • Re: Bricks Magazine

    I too subscribed to Blocks at the start.  I found it a bit disconcerting when the crew jumped ship in case the magazine folded, but I certainly didn't regard it as a fiasco.  I've continued to subscribe to Blocks and also subscribed to Bricks when it started.  I find the content of both magazines to be perfect for my needs and about as far removed from 'smug' as it is possible to be.  The downside is that there is a lot of overlap between the two magazines caused by the need to feature and review the latest LEGO releases.  
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