Women expected to take care-taker/support/social/maternal roles
Posted Aug 28, 2009 18:06 UTC (Fri) by BrucePerens
In reply to: Women expected to take care-taker/support/social/maternal roles
Parent article: FSF to host a mini-summit on Women in Free Software
The point is that a young male programmer is often - certainly not always - the wrong person for the job. Who would you pick for a task where you must always respond calmly and without provocation, regardless of how the other side is talking to you? And they're talking about your code. I assure you, this is a very difficult position for most male programmers. Women don't all handle it well either, but among the population of women you can often find someone with the necessary ego-detachment from the topic to do the job.
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