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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Any Engineering Discipline has Sexism
by lucas_maximus on Tue 29th May 2012 19:40 UTC
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While I don't agree with Affirmative action.

I have seen a lot of sexism in the industry, at one of my old companies.

If a Woman got interviewed one of the guys would go to check her out. On of my best friends said "I don't believe a Woman can write code".

After doing a few interviews myself, it always best to employ someone who seems "Human" and knows their stuff.

This law is about eliminating the "old boys club".

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