December 19, 2009
Especially in an ever-increasing competitive environment like computer science, with far more jobs being shipped abroad, and 22% unemployment at home, I'd venture to say that the majority of the unemployed female computer science majors wouldn't care if they worked in an office decorated with inflatable penises. Most would be thrilled to have a job, even if that meant when they watched "the Office" they thought of it longingly as a Dream Job.
As far as morons--no. Wimmin are way smarter than that. Superficial... well, there's a reason the fairer sex prefers jewelry and other shiny baubles as gifts and signs of love. Cost=ability to provide, shiny=demonstrates that ability to others.
I'll stick to phasers and canned bacon, sociology and psychology aren't real science, anyway.
Posted by: Chuck Z at December 19, 2009 11:24 AM (bMH2g)
I can see the day coming where my Darth Tater will be considered a sign of a hostile work environment.
As long as they don't come after my red Swingline...
Posted by: Code Monkey at December 20, 2009 02:26 AM (GN0tT)
Seriously, the story has Leftist premises:
Geeks drive girls out of computer science
The title makes it sound as if sexist (male) geeks are telling women to not get into computer science and spoil their boys' club. But it is actually the attitudes of the women that are at fault. A more accurate title might be "Women dislike geekery and avoid computer science". But that doesn't fit the script:
- men are eeeevil
- women's (anti-geek) attitudes are a given
Let's turn the tables. Suppose there is a 'feminine' profession with few men. Most men think the environment associated with that profession is too 'girly'. Would that situation be described as "Women drive men away from (profession)"? I doubt it.
All the above assumes that gender parity is the ideal. Is it? Does everything have to be split 50/50?
Nature is unbalanced. Diverse. We are not all the same. We are all good at different things, like different things, etc. Conservatives recognize the way things are and are reluctant to change it.
Leftists reject the status quo and want to impose unnatural equality through redistribution. More females must do male things, and vice versa. Since Leftists can't win against nature, Big Brother must become even bigger to battle our biology.
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