[FoRK] Harley & Google's battle of the sexes
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Thu Aug 10 06:55:42 PDT 2017
Insurance company A sells motorcycle insurance. Only 14% of motorcycle
riders are women according to the Motorcycle Industry Council which is
far less than the 28% of women w/ computer science degrees. Does that
make the insurance company sexist? Do they charge the same for both?
Why aren't they doing more to encourage more women to ride motorcycles?
Should the government step in and force them to discount their insurance
to women motorcycle riders? (Yes, Harley is Rob from his fbook post, not
There are groups that are trying to prove systemic racism and
institutional racism. I'm sure systemic sexism and institutional sexism
are next. Basically the institutional part means that anywhere you
find a numeric discrepancy over a large enough sample set, and here's
where it gets iffy, that it must be the cause of institutional -isms
even if none are observed.
So do the statistics lie?
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