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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ssokolow
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2010-01-21

The number one reason why women don't want to be in IT: "I don't want to spend all day working with computers, I want to work with people."


There's actually a video put together by Google employees to address just that misconception but, unfortunately, I forgot to bookmark it because I didn't realize Women@Google had put together so many other videos too.

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Timmmm Member since:
2006-07-25

I'm not sure Google is very representative. Unless they did a survey of lots of people outside Google.

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