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'd question whether that's all affirmative action is designed to do. Its proponents often go much further than that, for example pushing for quota systems intended to manufacture equality of outcome.

The quotas are in place because of the basics of human psychology, nobody wants to be the only one at the party, it's like calling up someone and saying "Hey, we're having a party, but not allot of people are showing up, wanna come?"

If you say there are no women in IT, then no girls will want to go into IT.

It's sad to see that something so basic as this even has to be discussed in a profession with such a high education level, as you wold believe people with this level of intellect would be able to see this plain as day.

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