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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yesterday's news (literally)
by unclefester on Mon 28th May 2012 23:41 UTC
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There was an article in The Australian newspaper yesterday about introducing 25% enrolment quotas for female (non IT) engineering students at Australian universities. Female engineering enrolments are currently about 10-15%. Female engineering students automatically receive scholarships at some universities.

On a side note the Royal Australian Air Force first allowed females to train as fighter pilots around 10 years ago. Only a handful of women have ever applied and none have completed the five year training programme.

Edited 2012-05-28 23:41 UTC

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