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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You fucking moron.
by blahbl4hblah on Mon 28th May 2012 21:52 UTC
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Affirmative action doesn't mean that women...or any other minority...aren't as capable and need help. IT MEANS THAT THERE IS A HISTORICAL WRONG THAT REQUIRES STRUCTURAL CHANGE TO AFFECT A REDRESS.

In this case no one but the federal government could have done this because local government was part of the problem...Without the fed stepping in and using the weight of its own purchasing power to force the issue nothing would have changed.

The gains from the feminist and civil rights movements were really very important. The fact that you don't understand them is saddening. There is more to this issue than you weird attempt at painting it in the typical "anti-man bias" that is usually reserved for reactionary angry white man bullshit. Let me guess, you probably also think that "reverse racism" is real as well.

I think this was the article that made me finally decide that the occasional gem know...operating systems...isn't worth the utter garbage that makes up the rest of it.

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