If anything I'd say the women I work with are given more slack and more respect than the male developers. I have never seen anyone jump on any of the female engineers here (or anywhere I've worked) for making a mistake. Yet I have seen that happen to male engineers quite a bit, where a colleague or manager forces them to admit to a technical transgression, which sucks because now that female engineer might not learn as much from her mistake. In my experience, male engineers avoid confrontation with women in the workplace, even when it would be constructive.
I agree with OP, most women just don't want to work on the technical side of software development, and the majority of women that I have seen come into software engineering as interns or associate devs have ended up in project maangement. Hell, most men don't want to be software engineers, but there is a minority of men and even smaller minority of women that just have the knack for it. Forcing women who aren't interested into the feild and will make poor engineers is not the answer. If anything that will cause the men to discount minority of talented women (and treat them even more differently than they do now) that deserve to be in the feild.
It was really degrading to have to go through so many hoops to save some $$ but when I look at my kids and think about what $1200 can buy them, I guess it was worth it.
Why would the NSA and CIA be spying on Congress? Is it someone's goal to set up the apparatus of a police state?
I'd guess they have also spied on Obama and they have dirt on him (like most of congress). Maybe it's where he was born, maybe it's somethign from his past in Illinois, or something from his time with ACORN. Who knows... It is a relatively simple thing for the NSA/CIA to leak information to the press and get a President impeached. I think this is the simplest explanation for the reversal of Obama's positon regarding the Patriot Act and wiretapping. The CIA has been known to use these types of tactics in the past to maintain power.
Looking at his twitter profile and his "resume" on the company website... He has never done an-y-thing but gather credentials and bitch. There is nothing the least bit interesting that he has actually done. Certainly nothing to warrant all the attention he gets himself. Just a loudmouth with no skillz.
My career has landed me in the security industry for the last 5 years and I've noticed it is chock full of gas bags like this dude. They grab some encryption packages that someone else wrote, get some certifications, and sudfdenly they are an expert. And they get paid very well to bullshit their way around the country. Meanwhile the real experts keept heir mouths shut, find problems, and hopefully help fix them.