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: Sigh.
by satsujinka on Tue 29th May 2012 04:56 UTC in reply to "Sigh."
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If you don't like what Thom said, then all you have to do is disprove his opinion.
1. Affirmative Action doesn't cause businesses to choose less skilled employees from applicants.

A few others you should probably prove:
2. Affirmative Action results in more friendly workplaces for the minority in question.
3. That the minority in question isn't given cause to doubt that their abilities are the reason that they were hired.

If you can't prove those (or disprove their inverse) then you've failed to give any valid reason for the existence of affirmative action and are instead espousing nothing more than discrimination.

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