Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Mar 2012 20:32 UTC
General Development A beautiful story about Gwen Barzay, a black woman who broke both racial and gender barriers to become an early computer programmer. "Today she is retired, and like most retirees, she asks her son to help her with computers. She likes her Mac and runs a small business buying and selling books on line. What does she have to say about the difficulties she faced breaking into a male-dominated industry? 'I had it easy. The computer didn't care that I was a woman or that I was black. Most women had it much harder.'" The computer didn't care. Beautifully put.
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RE[2]: Question
by anda_skoa on Sat 31st Mar 2012 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE: Question"
anda_skoa
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In addition, there are plenty of work roles that exclude men such as in the areas of social work and work with children.


Hmm, which country does that apply to?

Here in Austria there are no such exclusions. Men work in medical jobs, care for sick or elderly, work as teachers, sport instructors, in day care facilities or youth group leaders (e.g. boy scouts).

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