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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by Coxy on Tue 29th May 2012 08:16 UTC
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Discrimination is bad, whether positive or negative.

You shouldn't get a job just because of your gender or skin colour.

Why should I not get a job just because another person waiting in the interview room is a woman?

This idea also assumes that hordes of women desperately want to become fat overweight 40 year old virgins sitting infront of 4+ monitors a day using eclipse.

The visitors to linux conventions, and IT conventions would suggest that there are not that many women interested in the subject.

Edited 2012-05-29 08:24 UTC

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