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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I'm with Chris Rock
by kwan_e on Tue 29th May 2012 00:18 UTC
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If a white person gets a higher score on a test, or they have greater qualifications, they should get the job over a black person. But if they're EQUAL, fuck the white person. The same principle I think should apply in the case of gender affirmative action.

And I say this as a Chinese male, who has no claim in the argument. If anything, stereotyping may have worked out in favour Chinese (and Asian in general) males.

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