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Dilbert on American Women...
Not only does Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, understand corporate cubicle culture all too well, he also understands American women.

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RE: Dilbert on American Women...
Scott Adams is pretty red-pill.

I have become a fan of his work over the past year. His cartoon has grown on me. And I really enjoy his blog. Plus - his non-fiction books are very good.

He got into alot of trouble for the following article a couple of years ago. He ended up taking it down from his site.

Here it is below:

Quote: The topic my readers most want me to address is something called men’s rights. (See previous post.) This is a surprisingly good topic. It’s dangerous. It’s relevant. It isn’t overdone. And apparently you care.

Let’s start with the laundry list.

According to my readers, examples of unfair treatment of men include many elements of the legal system, the military draft in some cases, the lower life expectancies of men, the higher suicide rates for men, circumcision, and the growing number of government agencies that are primarily for women.

You might add to this list the entire area of manners. We take for granted that men should hold doors for women, and women should be served first in restaurants. Can you even imagine that situation in reverse?

Generally speaking, society discourages male behavior whereas female behavior is celebrated. Exceptions are the fields of sports, humor, and war. Men are allowed to do what they want in those areas.

Add to our list of inequities the fact that women have overtaken men in college attendance. If the situation were reversed it would be considered a national emergency.

How about the higher rates for car insurance that young men pay compared to young women? Statistics support this inequity, but I don’t think anyone believes the situation would be legal if women were charged more for car insurance, no matter what the statistics said.

Women will counter with their own list of wrongs, starting with the well-known statistic that women earn only 80 cents on the dollar, on average, compared to what men earn for the same jobs. My readers will argue that if any two groups of people act differently, on average, one group is likely to get better results. On average, men negotiate pay differently and approach risk differently than women.

Women will point out that few females are in top management jobs. Men will argue that if you ask a sample group of young men and young women if they would be willing to take the personal sacrifices needed to someday achieve such power, men are far more likely to say yes. In my personal non-scientific polling, men are about ten times more likely than women to trade family time for the highest level of career success.

Now I would like to speak directly to my male readers who feel unjustly treated by the widespread suppression of men’s rights:

Get over it, you bunch of pussies.

The reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone. You don’t argue with a four-year old about why he shouldn’t eat candy for dinner. You don’t punch a mentally handicapped guy even if he punches you first. And you don’t argue when a women tells you she’s only making 80 cents to your dollar. It’s the path of least resistance. You save your energy for more important battles.

How many times do we men suppress our natural instincts for sex and aggression just to get something better in the long run? It’s called a strategy. Sometimes you sacrifice a pawn to nail the queen. If you’re still crying about your pawn when you’re having your way with the queen, there’s something wrong with you and it isn’t men’s rights.

Fairness is an illusion. It’s unobtainable in the real world. I’m happy that I can open jars with my bare hands. I like being able to lift heavy objects. And I don’t mind that women get served first in restaurants because I don’t like staring at food that I can’t yet eat.

If you’re feeling unfairly treated because women outlive men, try visiting an Assisted Living facility and see how delighted the old ladies are about the extra ten years of pushing the walker around. It makes dying look like a bargain.

I don’t like the fact that the legal system treats men more harshly than women. But part of being male is the automatic feeling of team. If someone on the team screws up, we all take the hit. Don’t kid yourself that men haven’t earned some harsh treatment from the legal system. On the plus side, if I’m trapped in a burning car someday, a man will be the one pulling me out. That’s the team I want to be on.

I realize I might take some heat for lumping women, children and the mentally handicapped in the same group. So I want to be perfectly clear. I’m not saying women are similar to either group. I’m saying that a man’s best strategy for dealing with each group is disturbingly similar. If he’s smart, he takes the path of least resistance most of the time, which involves considering the emotional realities of other people. A man only digs in for a good fight on the few issues that matter to him, and for which he has some chance of winning. This is a strategy that men are uniquely suited for because, on average, we genuinely don’t care about 90% of what is happening around us.

I just did a little test to see if I knew what pajama bottoms I was wearing without looking. I failed.

In another article he said that sexism didn't exist. But being an asshole did.

As such - it is incorrect to think of some men as being sexist. And clearer to just think of them as assholes - and one of the ways they revel in their assholery is by being sexist.

Another article that got him into trouble was the following in which he seemed to be a bit too dismissive of the standard PC approach to discussing rape amongst over topics.

http://www.dilbert.com/blog/entry/pegs_and_holes/

Quote: Everyone is different. But in general, society is organized as a virtual prison for men’s natural desires. I don’t have a solution in mind. It’s a zero sum game. If men get everything they want, women lose, and vice versa.

Scott Adams had an interesting career before becoming a cartoonist. In a number of jobs he kept hitting a glass ceiling in middle management which meant he wouldn't be promoted any further. This was back in the early 90's - and each time he was told it was because their were too many white men in management positions, and they were looking for somebody else.

So Scott Adams has directly experienced prejudice in his own career much more than many of the women who are on a none stop whinge-fest.

Anyway - Scott Adams is a cool guy. A few years ago he got married for the first time - to a chick in her late thirties who already had kids. Definite blue pill mistake their.

And as for Scott Adams' success as a cartoonist. Again he had an interesting approach to it.

His goal was never to be a successful cartoonist. His goal was to be successful and rich.

As such he approached that goal with a system. In which he would try and be successful in a number of different fields. Waiting until he got lucky.

He tried designing early computer games among over unsuccessful projects. Before finally hitting gold with his cartoon.

At which point he became successful and rich. Scott Adams doesn't consider himself an 'artist'. He treats his cartoon like a business that makes him alot of money. He was never a frustrated cartoonist who wanted to share his cartoons with the world. Instead he was just a guy who was trying a number of different avenues in the search for success and fortune.

He puts his email address on each of his cartoons. This was unusual back in the early 90's when the cartoon debuted. And he monitored reader feedback and suggestions to make the cartoon as popular as possible.

The cartoon only ever had one purpose. To be a success - as such he is more than happy to shamelessly run in any direction which will make the cartoon more popular.

In the early months of the cartoon - Dilbert was not always set in an office. And Scott Adams found that reader much preferred the cartoon strips which were set in the workplace. And as such - he turned the cartoon around and only ever set it in the workplace.

Here are some other posts I have done about his books.

This post mentions an interesting story where he was approached by the government (or some other high ranked people) to come up with a funny phrase which could be used to squash a populist political idea which was catching fire at the time.

http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-30986-...#pid600415

And this thread discusses his latest book along with the idea that systems are much better than goals.

http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-30576-...#pid590636 [an ingenious system for increasing visits to the gym is mentioned here]

http://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-30576-...#pid591879 [an overview of the most powerful part of Scott Adams' latest book - 'How To Fail At Everything And Still Win Big']
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RE: Dilbert on American Women...
those are pretty good. Dilbert, who knew.

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RE: Dilbert on American Women...
Some more:

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RE: Dilbert on American Women...
My spelling mistakes and incorrect phrasings jump out at me when I re-read one of my posts.

I wonder if anyone else has this?

With me - I cannot proof-read what I have written until about an hour later. I can't see the wood for the trees since my brain is still in 'writing' mode and not 'check for mistakes' mode. It is particularly a problem when I write longer posts.
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RE: Dilbert on American Women...
Dilbert Wrote:"How many people do I have to invite before you believe some of them will show up?"
"Well, given the disparity in our levels of attractiveness, I'd say thirty-five."
"Can do."

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RE: Dilbert on American Women...
Just corrected a mistake in the post above.

Point proven - sigh...
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(02-23-2014 04:58 PM)cardguy Wrote:  Just corrected a mistake in the post above.

Point proven - lol

Pssst! You forgot the dot at the end of the second sentence ;-)

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RE: Dilbert on American Women...
(02-23-2014 04:51 PM)cardguy Wrote:  My spelling mistakes and incorrect phrasings jump out at me when I re-read one of my posts.

I wonder if anyone else has this?

With me - I cannot proof-read what I have written until about an hour later.

It happens to the best of us.
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RE: Dilbert on American Women...
It's not related to women or feminism at all, but this is my favorite. I always love the wisdom of Wally:

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RE: Dilbert on American Women...
Dilbert is by far my favorite comic strip. I discovered it in an airport bookstore when I was 11 and got my mom to subsequently buy me all the books. I was raised on the philosphy of Scott Adams. It helped me greatly in understanding and tolerating human irrationaly, a pillar of game.

I remember a few gems:

Leadership is necesarry to do things not in your interest, such as marching through a desert and shooting strangers. To do easy, comfortable, things, such as eating a cookie, no leadership is required. Therefore, always be wary of institutions which require a lot of management and leadership to function.

"I wish the world was pacifist. That way I could conquor it all with a butter knife." - Dogbert

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Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite for political commentary... Dilbert being a close second.

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Today's Cul-de-Sac, Mommy Blogging:

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Yes, immortalizing your kids' early childhood can have negative repercussions on them (see Christopher Robin).

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Yesterday's Dilbert

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Hey OP: Big thanks for putting me onto Dilbert. I had never read anything by Scott Adams. I went over to his site and read a bunch of his things. That man is very talented and has a lot of smart things to say.

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