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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the_trapper
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2005-07-07

I'm wondering why are men discriminated in pushups and running ...


It's a simple matter of physical differences. When the scoring tables were created for the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) they had a group of soldiers complete 2 minutes of pushups, 2 minutes of situps, and a timed 2 mile run. The results were then used to create a scoring table. They found that most women scored lower on pushups and running than their male peers.

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