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snowgirl (978879) writes | more than 3 years ago

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snowgirl (978879) writes "In the past decade, I have noted a push toward the integration of women into the specific field of web-related technology, the aim of which is gender parity, a 50/50 percentage split between men and women in the industry. Today, I want to tell you that this push needs to stop immediately. While conducted with the best of intentions, it is damaging to technology, to the economy of our industry and most certainly to women themselves. Most of all, this push is potentially damaging to the very future of gender and technology because it attempts to correct a widely recognized imbalance without examining how the imbalance got to be there in the first place."
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The most insightful item for a long time... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#33506174)

... on slashdot.

Re:The most insightful item for a long time... (1)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 3 years ago | (#33506708)

Indeed. Now we can only hope the 'fire hose of democracy' will bring it to the rest of /.

Re:The most insightful item for a long time... (1)

Ironhandx (1762146) | more than 3 years ago | (#33511054)

Indeed, it is an excellent piece.

There have been studies as well that its not so much a cultural issue but that the genders are also more biologically inclined towards different areas of study. Which makes perfect sense considering how different the genders are regardless of anything else. Some of it is certainly a cultural issue, but in differences between genders its idiotic to rule out potential biological factors as well.


Tuffleuphagus (1519743) | more than 3 years ago | (#33592680)

Why is the title in all caps? That looks tacky to me. But the content is spot on; far too many folks want to *look* like they're not being sexist/racist/etc. by treating everyone equally and ignoring individuality. Men and Women are different, neither is better than the other, but we can't pretend that everyone's alike as a quick way to satisfy our sense of morality.
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