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Submission + - WHY WE DON’T NEED MORE WOMEN IN TECH YET (wordpress.com) 4

snowgirl 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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  • 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.

All laws are simulations of reality. -- John C. Lilly