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[5]: Indeed
by Kivada on Wed 30th May 2012 04:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Indeed"
Kivada
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2010-07-07

Yeah, but not as doctors and surgeons, only as nurses and HUCs, least thats what I've seen in every hospital I've ever been in.

As for lawyers, in the photos I've seen of the local law offices there are few if any women pictured working in their office as full lawyers, sure they may have several women working as paralegals, but they aren't going to be the ones arguing in front of a judge, at least not any time soon.

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RE[6]: Indeed
by Dave_K on Wed 30th May 2012 12:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Indeed"
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2005-11-16

Yeah, but not as doctors and surgeons, only as nurses and HUCs, least thats what I've seen in every hospital I've ever been in.


I couldn't find any statistics for the US, but in the UK women make up over 40% of doctors. At the moment significantly more women are graduating with medical qualifications, and women doctors are set to outnumber men in the profession in the next five years.

As for lawyers, in the photos I've seen of the local law offices there are few if any women pictured working in their office as full lawyers


According to the statistics I've seen, women make up 32% of lawyers in the US, although only 20% of partners in law firms. It's not full equality, but the number of women in law is increasing year on year, and that's certainly a much better balance than in IT.

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