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[2]: A slice of ~IT history
by zima on Mon 4th Jun 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "RE: A slice of ~IT history"
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Well though it was happening also outside (before, after) the time of (the) war.
Not even necessarily a very universal factor - a lot of women fought on the eastern front. Plus only minority of men were shipped away to fight, and women were also "contributing to the war effort at home" in more general terms.

But yeah, largely a matter of acceptance - already in the works, coming also from earlier inroads into ~office (thanks to introduction of typewriter for example)

Edited 2012-06-05 00:19 UTC

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