Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 28th May 2012 19:25 UTC
In the News This topic comes up quite a lot on technology websites, but I generally try to steer clear from it as much as possible, since I'm not the one to talk about it (you know, with me being a man and all that), however, I feel it might be a good idea to just get my opinion out there and be done with it. The topic of women in IT is a hot-button issue, so let me just go out guns blazing: assuming women need special treatment, help, protection, and affirmative action is just as insulting and degrading as outright claiming women have no place in IT - maybe even more so.
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It will never be fair.
by jefro on Mon 28th May 2012 19:39 UTC
jefro
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Part of the issue is how we teach children. Young boys are put in games that require them to excel. It may be part of their dna even. We expect boys to be tougher than the other kid. Young girls are not under the same treatment. In fact they are either or both by dna and training in a different subset of rules.

One thing that did bother me about women in politics is that a lady running for VP tended to have comments about her dress more than her point of views on topics. Who ever said anything like that about a male politician?

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