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: Hmh.
by Neolander on Tue 29th May 2012 17:58 UTC in reply to "Hmh."
Neolander
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As for women leaving the scene to build a family: well, that is pretty damn self-explanatory. Men cannot get pregnant. That's all I need to say. And no, we do not need some fancy laws to try and "correct" this situation as it's an entirely biological thing that no laws can change, no matter how much you want.

I globally agree with your post, but can't agree with this part of your reasoning. Sure, men can't get pregnant themselves, but they can get others pregnant, and when they knowingly do it to someone who trusts them, I believe it's their moral responsibility to make sure that the event doesn't ruin the professional life of the mother.

After all, we are more or less half-responsible for the existence of them annoying screaming little brat... And for us lucky people, the whole thing is much more straightforward than for the ones who have to bear the children.

(But, on a totally unrelated note, someone should really invent a reliable masculine contraceptive pill)

Edited 2012-05-29 18:03 UTC

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