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 twitterfire on Tue 29th May 2012 13:41 UTC
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Oh and because Thom mentioned it in his article, why try to change how people think? It's not just, it's unethical is wrong from a moral point of view.

I dislike laws, states, politicians, think-tanks, journalists, ideologists, activists, media who try to impose what people should think, who try to force others to view an issue some way or another. Of course, in the name of "greater good", democracy, positive action.

Who gives someone the right to say what and how others should think? Is he more intelligent, more clever, more informed than the others?

In a free society anyone should think and speak what and how he or she likes as long that his or her actions don't infringe other people rights. And only actions can infringe rights not thinking or speaking.

In a civilized society people shouldn't be told how to think or speak instead they should be correctly informed and educated and let their free will and intelligence take care of the rest.

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by Erunno on Wed 30th May 2012 11:38 in reply to "Brainwash"
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And only actions can infringe rights not thinking or speaking.

Emphasis mine.

Are you for real? Go outside and tell everybody you meet on the street that your neighbor is a child molester. Not only will you (or rather your unfortunate neighbor) learn that just speaking can have devastating effects on other people lives, but you will also come to the painful realization that most jurisdictions have provisions against libel.

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