Well, if you notice lots of such behavior, obviously "women outreach" program won't help you. You need "men outreach" program to educate colleagues how not to be jerks. I don't think women should be forced into the field, through artificial quotas (I don't think that's what GNOME outreach program does, but lot of such programs do, and this is one reason I don't find initial blujay's post entirely unreasonable. I do think however that any jerky behavior should be discouraged and not tolerated, as currently often is the case. This is enough to make sure women (or anyone else for the matter) gets a just opportunity in the field.