I Don't Like Articles about Women in Technology
Subject:   Why should you be better
Date:   2008-08-08 07:44:27
From:   everybear
I thought your article was refreshing and thought provoking and your are right. I have been in the "industry" for a long time and wish I wasn't and that I had chosen something else. I have found that you have to be better than your male colleagues and if you mess up it is a much bigger deal. The point of equality is not having to be better than your colleagues to get the same response and to put up with your treatment and keep your mouth shut. I feel that the sexist attitude is getting worse not better. If I was a young woman today I would not work in IT for anything for the reasons above and because your skills become obsolete so quickly. Get out while you can.