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 abstraction on Tue 29th May 2012 18:56 UTC
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Yes affirmative action is a sort of racism. Problem as I see it is that all woman I know suck at programming. It is not because they are stupid, it is just that they haven't spent half their life in front of their computers in some gloomy basement surviving on jolt and take away pizza.

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