> Ability and drive are not correlated with race, gender or religion
But I think that *interest* does correlate with gender. Girls like playing with doll and boys like playing with trucks. Not exclusively of course and with lots of exceptions. But I think there is a correlation between gender and certain interests.
I'm all for the removal of barriers and for encouraging people to try things they haven't tried before. And if any particular group wants to focus on barrier removal and encouragement in one particular demographic that's fine by me.
But the reality is that people are different and that aiming for uniform participation across any given demographic dimension is simply unrealistic.
> when you see a career with such a mono demographic you know something ain't right somewhere.
What is your justification for calling a demographic "mono". We certainly have > 0% female members. Recent kernel summits have had about 3%. The broader community probably has a lot more. 10%? 15%? What number would you accept as indicating that "something" is now "right"?