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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RE: Indeed
by earksiinni on Mon 28th May 2012 21:01 UTC in reply to "Indeed"
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Ah, yes. The "Hey, you're an X! Can I call on you as a representative of X?" card. Its close cousin: "I don't hate X's! I even have an X friend!"

It wouldn't have been bad if he did include such interviews, but then it would've been a different kind of piece: namely, an interview. Not having done so hardly makes him a sexist or discredits his "journalistic integrity" (P.S.: isn't this a blog?)

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