[FoRK] Harley & Google's battle of the sexes

Bill Kearney wkearney99 at hotmail.com
Thu Aug 10 08:31:53 PDT 2017

Twain would no doubt recollect:

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."


"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."

There's certainly going to be situations where the numbers alone don't tell 
the whole story, as might apply regarding motorcycles.   I'd imagine any 
number of activities popular among any particular gender or culture could be 
twisted as such.  Anything taken out of context (or whose context is very 
deviously narrowed) could certainly be wielded as a club.

Whenever I'm confronted by the screeching SJW type I fall back on the "what 
specifically would you do?" response.  Because, honestly, if I'm already the 
white guy enjoying the spoils of privilege then clearly I don't have any 
answers for them.  Better to let them explain what specifically they want 
and how they'd go about making that happen.  This following the "give them 
enough rope and they'll hang themselves" line of reasoning.  There's 
certainly a lot of sympathetic resonance to a lot of their arguments.  But 
they often fall apart in the face of the reality that life is hard and not 
everyone's efforts to keep their own heads above the water are bias-based. 
Does this mean the status quo should be maintained?  I wouldn't say so.  But 
then I'm on the "favored side" so what do I know?

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So do the statistics lie?

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