Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Single women complain about the lack of 'educated' men in the dating world in a VERY controversial discussion about finding love

Hah! My experience is the opposite. I find very few really educated women. I have never once met an available woman with a doctorate, which I have. My present partner has only a bachelor's degree but she is highly cultured so that is pretty good. She talks about Rilke, Goethe, Spinoza, Chekhov etc. I have read those authors but I have never met another lady who has

A group of single women have claimed they struggle to find men who are 'educated enough' on the dating scene.

Australian therapist Eliza Wilson appeared on the Sex Cells podcast with Sydney comedian Neel Kolhatkar and said she asked a group of single friends online if they would date a guy without tertiary education.

'I thought it was interesting because they all said "yeah I would" yet every single one of them dates someone who has an equal or higher education than themselves - and the same goes for income,' she said.

Eliza said the women were mainly referring to dating tradesmen and the 'nightmare' scenarios they claimed to have experienced with men who didn't have 'higher education'.

Yes, but I don't care about their education level
During the podcast Eliza said shockingly that the women, without realising, did not consider tradesmen to be 'educated'.

'When I brought this to their attention, it [started] a conversation about what happened when they've dated someone without a university degree,' she said.

The women who had gone on dates with tradies or those who didn't have a degree said the initial attraction was there but it quickly 'fizzled out'.

'They said: "I couldn't sit and have a meaningful conversation with them, we disagreed on so many political views, [and] they didn't know what feminism or transgender meant",' Eliza recalled some as saying.

Dating experts stress the importance of dating people with similar core views as their own to avoid major clashes; this likely explains the generalisations expressed in the group rather than the man's career choice.

Eliza said she got 'the ick' after a guy she was attracted to revealed he works at Woolworths. 'Why was I so attracted to him up until the point that he said "I work at Woolies"? I felt so judgemental,' she said.

During the conversation, Neel said: 'I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing that someone might have a certain career or ambition criteria for a prospective partner.

'It's not just financial success women find attractive, it's also the ability to obtain resources and be productive - which taps into human biology.'

'Generally speaking, [women] are attracted to men who have the capacity to be productive - which doesn't necessarily mean financially productive, because it would probably be a turn-off if a man inherited a lot of wealth but then sat on a couch all day.'


Queensland university reaches top 50 in global rankings

Seeing my first degree was from UQ, I am rather pleased to read this. It's a "sandstone" university, Australia's equivalent to the American "Ivy league"

A Queensland university has reached the top 50 in the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU), which is recognised as the precursor of global university rankings.

The University of Queensland (UQ) increased four places in the 2022 results and is now ranked 47th in the world, one of only two Australian universities in the top 50.

UQ is the only Queensland institution with a global ranking above 200.

Both Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology registered a world ranking between 200 and 300 out of 1000 institutions.

It comes as UQ jumped five places earlier in the month to be ranked 33rd in the world in the National Taiwan University (NTU) Ranking.

University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said it was an outstanding achievement in one of the sector’s most trusted league tables.

“Again, the university’s researchers and academics have done Queensland and Australia proud, cementing UQ’s reputation for world-leading research,” Prof Terry said.

“The ARWU rank is a testament to UQ’s high quality research outputs, including a higher indicator score for publishing in the prestigious nature and science journals over the past five years.

“More than 2500 universities are ranked and results for the best 1000 are published, so to be 47 in such illustrious company is an honour.”

UQ performed strongly in the highly cited research indicator, a key component in the ARWU results.

“This is a really important measure of the quality of research being conducted at universities and shows UQ’s depth of talent across a broad range of fields including immunology, microbiology, genomics and materials science,” Prof Terry said.


Sadly, anyone who opposes an Indigenous Voice will inevitabitly be accused of being racist and uncaring, but either all Aussies are equal, or they are not

But it’s OK to say no, writes Mike O’Connor.

We are all equal before the law in this nation and enjoy its protection. We have equal voting rights and the same freedom to practise or not to practise our religion of choice and follow the customs and culture we choose to embrace.

Equality, however, does not mean we will all end up living in that big house on the hill with the big car and big boat to match.

We are free to aspire to all of the above. Some choose to and possess the energy, drive, intellect, ambition and single-mindedness to ascend these heights. Others lack some or all of these qualities but enjoy a life lived.

Some people are born to wealth and others to poverty, an accident of birth that need not ordain their futures. Some people are born smart, others are not. There are people with energy and others who are lazy.

There will always be rich people and poor people and smart people and not so smart people. The choices we make determine our future but there is absolutely nothing to stop us from striving to achieve the goals we set.

We all get a shot. Some people get on with it and have a go. Others would rather sit on their butts and blame society for their failures. That is equality – we all get the same chance to screw things up.

Others take a different view and in their demands for equality, demand to be treated differently to the great majority by virtue of their race.

The debate over the Albanese government’s proposal to create by way of referendum an Indigenous Voice enshrined in the Constitution has just begun. It will be long and, sadly but inevitably, be marked by bitterness and acrimony.

To oppose it will invite accusations of racism. At the very least, opponents will be portrayed as uncaring and lacking compassion while being peppered with emotive references to reconciliation, being sorry and truth telling.

Indigenous senator Jacinta Price has been lambasted for daring to oppose it, her critics seemingly oblivious to the fact she is the embodiment of the ability of all of us, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to achieve great things in this country without the need of special laws designed to benefit people based on their race.

Price completed her year 12 education at the age of 17 while in hospital to give birth to her first child. She left her partner after he bashed her with a lamp. Her aunt and nephew were both murdered.

She rose above all of this. “I got to a point in my life where we had that many deaths in our family. We had that many women traumatised by family violence and children traumatised by family violence. You’re supposed to turn a blind eye to that. And I think I got to a point where I went, ‘I’ve had enough of this’. And I became quite vocal,” she has said.

It was this combination of courage and self-belief that helped propel her into the Senate.

Last weekend she wrote in a newspaper column that “to enshrine a voice to parliament is to enshrine the notion Aboriginal Australia will forever be marginalised and will forever need special measures pertaining to our race”.

That, surely, cuts to the heart of it. The “Voice” proposal infers Indigenous people need the paternalistic white fella to look out for them. It says they can’t make it on their own.

Walk through any shopping mall on a busy Saturday morning and you will see the examples of people who have come to this country, sometimes in the most trying of circumstances, and made a home for themselves and their families.

There is no shortage of people who want to come and live here and be part of our nation because of the opportunities that it offers, the same opportunities offered to all of us regardless of race.

Any proposal to create a special class of citizens runs contrary to the concept of equality that underpins our society. People are equal or they are not. You can’t have it both ways and espouse equality and then demand privilege.

As the senator said: “It’s OK to say ‘No’.”


Pauline Hanson wants those sitting on the dole to 'get off their backsides' and work as desperate businesses struggle to find staff

Pauline Hanson has called on Australians receiving the unemployment benefit to 'get off their backsides' and start working, as businesses across the country struggle to find staff.

Her comments come as the Labor government looks to take in 200,000 skilled migrants into Australia to fill critical skills shortages.

But during an appearance on Sky News last night, Hanson said it's time for Aussies on the dole to take up those opportunities.

'I think it's over a million people or nearly a million people, who are sitting on the dole and getting the dole, I'd like to see a lot of them get off their backsides and go and start working,' Senator Hanson said. 'Instead we're in fourth generations sitting on the bloody dole in this country and think it's a way of life to them.'

Senator Hanson told Daily Mail Australia that unemployment benefits should only be available for two years out of every five for recipients capable of working, so that people are further incentivised to gain employment.

'One Nation believes in investing in a home-grown skilled Australian workforce to meet the needs of industry and businesses, rather than importing workers to take Australian jobs,' Hanson said.

'Almost 950,000 Australians are receiving unemployment benefits in the middle of a critical shortage of workers and skills in our economy.'

Hanson said many of those are long-term unemployed despite being physically and mentally able to work, and in some cases it is generational unemployment.

'These people are only doing themselves and their families a disservice, at tremendous cost to taxpayers,' she explained.

During the interview with Sky News, Hanson was also asked if she agreed with Liberal Senator Claire Chandler's plea for women and girls escaping violence to be put at the front of the refugee queue in Australia.

'Look I can see where she is coming from, but it also happens to boys. We've seen the documentaries about this about boys who have been used as sex slaves.

'I hate it when anyone whether they are male or female is used for sex anywhere around the world, it's deplorable.

She explained that assessment for migration had to be done 'on an individual basis' to determine the character of the individual migrating into Australia.

'It should be on an individual merit basis and they have got to state their case as to why they should be allowed into this country, but also they have to be able to assimilate and actually work and not sit on the dole' she explained.

Hanson's calls to stop importing workers comes as Treasurer Jim Chalmers confirmed that increasing migration will be on the agenda at the Jobs and Skills summit with businesses and unions in September.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants skilled migration levels to increase to 200,000 a year, up from the Coalition's cap of 160,000.

Last month Dr Chalmers said that target sounded reasonable because labour shortages were a 'real handbrake' on the economy. 'I think as we emerge from that period of Covid where the migration tap was largely turned off, that should be an opportunity to think about the best mix of migration as the program gathers speed again,' Dr Chalmers said. 'That's something we're talking to business about.'

Changes to the migration rules are expected to be announced in the October 25 Budget.

The Australian Workers Union is demanding that businesses are forced to train one local worker for every migrant they hire.




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