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cap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-21-06 02:01 PM
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123. we need to get women back to work
legions of 40+ year old women have been walked out of the computer profession since 2000 never to return. They just dont exist anymore and the men are completely blind to the fact that a generation has been driven out just like the women in the factories during world war II were when the soldiers returned from the war.

Sorry guys, but I dont believe that you are really that sincere. NOt one of you has demanded a workplace of a gender split of at least 30% female (the number of women who graduated in CS in 1980). The women in the profession are out there; you just arent hiring them. They are now working as administrative assistants (I know several of them). Not one of you has gone to your boss and insisted that your female coworker is hired, given important assignments that lead to promotion, and given the appropriate pay and promotions. Not one of you has gone to personnel and demanded that you have female coworkers at the senior level. Not one of you has questioned the fact that most of your bosses have stay-at-home wives. Not one of you has ever hired a woman returning to the workforce after an absence of 3-5 years because she took care of her family. Not one of you has taken years off to care for your family. Not one of you has demanded an on ramp for women returning to the workforce. Until you start making these demands in the workforce, I cant believe that you are really sincere. I appreciate the nice sentiments uttered on the board and am glad that you arent the knuckle draggers of Free Republic, but actions speak louder than words.
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