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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    I've always wondered how much stereotype threat plays into that. For both women and ethnic minorities.

    Today on Jeopardy!, there was a full female contestant set and iirc all of them went into final with at least 10,000 banked. It was noteworthy and also disturbing because of its noteworthiness.
    I've come to think that it ultimately is important to have trailblazers in the public view, and that it does do something.

    I used to be skeptical of that idea, but I've made enough observations suggesting the opposite to change my mind.

    Ultimately, the mere existence of public figures that defy stereotypes can make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinclair View Post
    I've always wondered how much stereotype threat plays into that. For both women and ethnic minorities.

    Today on Jeopardy!, there was a full female contestant set and iirc all of them went into final with at least 10,000 banked. It was noteworthy and also disturbing because of its noteworthiness.

    I am interested to know what and if there is a significant difference in the amount of men, played:won as opposed to women. Probably someone could figure it out, make a lifes worth of study about it and tie it to some sort of hypothesis about the superiority of particular groups, counter-argue that it is because of a cultural phenomena/self-fulfilling stereotype/ rinse and repeat until it evolves into an exact replica of the 3rd wave feminism thread.

    I do think that in this case it is an issue with assurance. I think I read somewhere that females in general tend to be naturally a bit more prone to second guessing themselves, and therefore underperform on standardized tests. You can almost see a bit of that hesitance in contestants.

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    On the subject of food, I just ordered Soylent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jscrothers View Post
    On the subject of food, I just ordered Soylent.
    The guy who created Soylent, Rob Rhinehart, is a fucking psycho by the way.

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    Minus his eating habits, I'm a little envious.

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    Envious of what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93JC View Post
    Envious of what?
    His independence.

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