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[4]: Indeed
by Dave_K on Tue 29th May 2012 20:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Indeed"
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As to women, they still on average make only $0.77 on the dollar a man makes for the same amount of work, seniority, education etc.


That's not true.

The 77% wage gap statistic is simply the difference between median annual earnings for men and women. It doesn't take into account seniority, education, or the different choices that men and women make.

That doesn't mean that there's no wage gap for equal work, but determining it would be a much more complex and difficult proposition than just comparing average wages.

We're expected to compete and problems solve, girls seem to be expected to be nothing more then cute.


Yet women are pretty well represented in a great many complex and competitive fields, including law and medicine.

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