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<br>> There certainly are
<br>> males in the IT space, too, that may be better suited to other jobs
<br>> and nobody is suggesting that we start discouraging men from getting
<br>> jobs in IT because they may be unqualified.
<br>That's quite offensive.
<br>Nobody spoke of discouraging women, and nobody linked entry to the industry to a priori qualification.  There's a gulf between discouraging people and not supporting the Ada Initiative, which, let's be reasonable, is a special interest group representing the majority of the human population.
<br>This discussion does need the sort of spin displayed above.</p>