I Don't Like Articles about Women in Technology
Subject:   Wrong argument
Date:   2007-09-27 16:23:45
From:   jkauzlar
It appears to me that you're responding to the wrong question that prevails in this issue. You're basically saying that technology is a man's world, so get over it. The real question is 'why is technology a man's world?' Is it because it's still in its relative infancy and the 'male-ness' hasn't been properly filtered out from the male-centric days of the 60's, or is it a part of the discipline, like, say, carpentry, that attracts the singular features of the male mind (if you submit that the male and female mind has differences)?

There's no question that any women who applies themselves as much as a man does can perform just as well, but I, frankly, know of few women who spent their teenage years studying manuals of operating system calls, or playing around with an obscure technology just for fun. I'm just speaking statistically, here.

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  • Nope.
    2007-09-28 10:10:01  AmyHoy [View]

    Nowhere do I claim, admit, or suggest that technology is a man's world. I don't believe it, either.

    But, to respond to your second paragraph: If there's no question that a woman who applies herself *as much* as a man can succeed like a man, where's the problem? Should women need to apply themselves less for an equal amount of success?