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: Merits
by l3v1 on Tue 29th May 2012 06:12 UTC in reply to "Merits"
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If the world were run as a meritocracy, the world would be a completely different place, indeed one where women would have much more prominent roles.

Well, nicely implying that in a meritocracy women would rule ;) I find that funny and baseless, just as baseless as broadly stating that women are negatively discriminated (when sometimes just the opposite is true). I'm all against negative discrimination, just as I am against over-the-edge positive discrimination (which isn't that rare either), but statements like the above don't help either case.

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