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: It will never be fair.
by unclefester on Thu 31st May 2012 02:39 UTC in reply to "It will never be fair."
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Part of the issue is how we teach children.

Complete and utter nonsense. Masculinity and feminity are hardwired. Boys and girls are observed behave quite differently at just a few days old. eg baby girls make far more eye contact than baby boys.

Raisng boys as girls or vice versa has essentially no effect on long term outcomes.

Read The Blank Slate by sociobiologist Professor Steven Pinker for further enlightenment.

Edited 2012-05-31 02:40 UTC

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