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Re: [OT] Valley of the Boyz

  • From: Etaoin Shrdlu
  • Date: Mon Aug 07 12:23:51 2000

Roy wrote:
> I understand your viewpoint but do you have any ideas on how to
> fix it?  This differs from sexual discrimination where the company
> can control employee behavior.

I don't find this to be discriminatory, which is a point that is often
lost on folk who want everything to be equally subdivided.

*Warning* I tend NOT to be very politically correct.

There are some occupations where men or women cluster in high
percentages. Nursing is a prime example of women clustering. So is
medicine in general. It isn't just that women have been guided into
nursing, although some of that is certainly there.

Programming (and most things computer/network related) tends to have a
high concentration of males. While the art of programming itself is
highly creative, the ability to handle things spatially is equally
important. Good math skills are required, and those don't get shared out
equally among the sexes. Just for grins, however, look at the number of
DBAs that are female.

There are never going to be equal percentages of women and men in any
field that requires skills that are sex linked. Never. Life's not fair,
but I prefer it to the alternatives.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed,
the hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning.
It is by caffeine only I set my mind in motion.