Is a Woman’s MBA Worth Less? – HBR


$4,600.

That’s how much less women made than men in their first post-MBA jobs, according to research by Nancy Carter and Christine Silva of Catalyst. And it’s not because women tend to start at lower positions than men — though they do start at lower positions than men, on average, that’s a separate problem. The research controls for job level and industry. What’s more, the salary lines aren’t parallel; men’s salaries start higher, then rise faster. The gap widens over time, even after controlling for factors like having children or differing aspiration levels.

The pay just isn’t equal.

This sucks.

The full artical here.

UPDATE: more on this from The Daily Dish, where i found the story initially.

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Kick-Ass Trilogy Plot… Imagined



Mark Miller the creator of the Kick-Ass comic hits the sequel is to be about bad kid reacting to super heros consequently becomes super villains and Hit-Girl try to lead a normal life. it will be a bit like A History of Violence meets A Clockwork Orange. Read about what Miller said here.

This is what i am guessing will happen in the Kick-Ass trilogy.

Kick-Ass2
Hit-Girl(HG) trains Kick-Ass (KA)
HG teach KA “the code” to not use violence against the innocence, the code is a less rigid version of Dexter‘s code
Marcus tries to normalize HG’s life
HG pretends to be normal school girls.
HG develop further friendship with KA, Katie and other kids in school.
While living with Marcus, HG gain access to Police data network and begun searching for the perpetrator that framed Big Daddy with little success.
Red Mist (RM) stops coming to school to runs his dead fathers crime organization.
Super villain (SV) emerges and scourges over the neighborhood.
RM wants to avenge his dad.
RM direct Gigante to find HG and KA.
RM makes contact with SVs and provide material support.
RM uses SVs to draw out retired KA and HG.
RM did not reveal KA and HG’s true identity to SVs.
RM find out who KA and HG’s real identity and direct SVs to terrorize the school KA and HG’ goes to.
Katie was raped in front of Dave Lizewski by the super villains.
RM reveals to HG that her guardian Marcus Williams took part in framing Big Daddy.
Marcus Williams is deeply guilty and sacrificed himself to save HG and KS.
HG and KA without weapons was chase by SVs into hiding.
SVs continue to terrorized the neighborhood, killing many kids taunting HG and KS.
HG and KA goes to one of their safe houses and dust off their costume.
HG and KA fights SVs in school and kills them with the help of other school kids.
RM goes into hiding and gather his strength.
HG moves in with KA.
end of Kick-Ass2.

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with new clues, HG begin to find out who was the perpetrator behind the framing of Big Daddy.
Wanting revenge HG disguise her self as a new SV and secretly starts killing the innocent love ones (many of them kids from the school) of perpetrators (many of them polices) and eventually the perpetrators themself
Before HG kills the perpetrators, she tortures to find out where RM is.
KA investigate seemingly unmotivated killing and later discover it was HG behind the killing and try to stop her.
With HG raising hell over the police station, crime grows.

yada-yada-yada

Kick-Ass3 ends with death of many corrupt police and their innocent love ones by HG’s hand.
Lots of action with KA fighting of crime while Police station is parallelized by HG.
KA discover the motivation and connection behind the killing and start looking for RM thinking that how he can find HG.
As HG finds RM, and KA appears and try to convince her to stop.
HG kills RM then herself. .
KA realize that superhero is no fun and try to return to normal life
KA trilogy ends.

If KA series is to continue then the alternative ending is HG did not kill herself but when into hiding.

I love Kick-Ass


Kick-ass poster

Other than a little disappointment over the slow development of Kick-Ass’s strength and his lack of any significant contribution to crime fighting. The film was just so much fun to watch. Hit-Girl had the best lines, moves and scenes. I am so looking forward to Chloe Moretz, the girl behind Hit-Girls mask, to star in the American remake of Let the Right One in.

They will probably make a sequel if the movie makes enough money. I am very much looking forward to it.

Definition of a Romantic Date.


A date is a meeting of two person where at least one have a “romantic interest” in the other.

“Romantic interest” can either mean one have a romantic feeling towards another, the feeling can either be describe as love, crush, or simply wanting to find our if there is possibility for romantic relationship.

The obvious way to find out if one of them have romantic feeling towards another is simply to ask either one of them.
However, people don’t like to admit to the romantic nature, possibly due to shyness, secrecy or they need to lie to a boy/girl friend.
I think a good way to test if the meeting is a date, is to ask both party (separately) that if its ok for a 3rd person to join their meeting, if they answer “NO” without giving an “reasonable reason” then its safe to say its a date.

The 3rd person is a good test, because if the meeting is date, they usually dont want a 3rd person to join.

by a “reasonable reason” i mean for example a meeting to discuss about business, or private family matter then its obviously reasonable to say “no” to a 3rd person.

Take the below scenario for example
Pink is going out with Blue to watch a movie,
Red ask Pink if its not a date can Red come too?
Pink reject Red’s request saying “no its not a date, but you still cannot come because you dont know Blue”

in this scenario, i would say that Red not knowing Blue is not a “reasonable reason” to reject Red.
Pink rejected Red because Pink either have romantic feeling towards Blue, or Pink thinks Blue have romantic feeling towards Pink.

What do you think? is it likely that the meeting between Pink and Blue is a date?

thank god,


I was just in the shower thinking about the Vatican and the raped children then realizing how fortunate i am to live in a society where we are govern by laws of humans instead of 2,000 years old laws of “god” and justice is not determined by theologians but by lawyers (who are essentially logicians). thank god (pantheist) for that.

Lisbeth Salander is a Hero


Never read the novel, Just saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
I am not sure what to think about this movie except i know I love it.
most mesmerizing is the character Lisbeth Salande.
Lisbeth a victim of molestation by her (step?) father.
She instead of becoming paralyzed by her childhood trauma, she becoming an extremely capable hacker/investigator. She is a hero.
Noomi Rapace who played her was very believable.