[Linux-aus] geek feminism - from the other side
paulway at mabula.net
Tue Mar 1 22:45:39 EST 2011
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On 03/01/2011 09:48 PM, Noel Butler wrote:
> Congratulations, your lawyer will soon become rather rich, I hope you're
> not in Queensland, because that will earn you more than many civil
> suites (probably an offence in other states as well), yes, regardless of
> qualifications of applicants, that's the most stupidest thing you could
> have ever said in public, so I hope for your sake you really do not have
> any input in employment of any staff.
Really, I'm impressed. This list has just demonstrated why it is that having
so many men involved in a discussion makes the whole thing stupid.
I mean, normally it takes a good four or five posts for someone to claim to be
some expert in law and tell everyone how it's done, but you've really just cut
straight to the point there. Who cares about equal opportunity laws, you've
just channelled the living spirit of the law itself and magically determined
something that suits you. And then you went on to make it a condemnation of
anyone who doesn't think the way you do. That's really quite impressive.
> I for one would dismiss you for this statement, as you indicate you
> ignore the qualifications of applicants and hire on basis of sex.
Sadly, I think this reflects your own little prejudices. Peter said that the
women he's observed in IT are all bright and determined and he hires them for
> You might score brownie points with the females on this list, but will
> they bail you out of your fines? bail you out by paying the civil
> judgements handed against you? I, kinda, some how, doubt it.
Oh, please. Put the "IMM A AWSUM LAWYAR" hat away and get a grip.
Funny how, when a guy says "I like working with women" the misogynists are the
first to take offence. Geez, gentlemen, please put away your tender, bruised
Russell has expressed it well. It's not the gender, it's the dedication that
makes women in IT valuable.
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