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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Not necessary in IT
by spiderman on Wed 30th May 2012 06:36 UTC
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I am not against affirmative action. I believe it is necessary sometimes, especially with gender, since women have children and they need a balance.
However, I don't think it is necessary at all in IT. I don't know if it is the same everywhere but where I live, there is much more demand than offer in IT. It doesn't matter whether it's a woman or a man, they will take whoever is available and want to work. Affirmative action in this field would have no effect at all, neither negative nor positive.

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