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[–] Futt [S] 2 points 44 points (+46|-2) ago  (edited ago)

And here I thought segregation was a bad thing. TIL.

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[–] CttCJim 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

In the long run, it is. Recent studies show that it's a lack of interest that keeps girls out of STEM careers, not a lack of opportunities. Affirmative action only leads to mandated lower-quality hires, which is bad for business and thus bad for the industry.

Not that it's bad to have a girls' computer camp. But you should have a boys' camp across the lake with the same facilities and funding for the same thing, because egalitarianism.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I worked at a internet company and it was fascinating, they hired almost 50/50 girls guys in our team, we had 3 black people (WHAHT?! on a team of 26?) 4 people from outside the US and they decided to promote the Asian American female because of where her degree was from. Which was pretty dumb because she was about as bright as a piece of toast. Ehh. It filled up their quota.

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[–] thrus 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This format would be more interesting if there was a small island on the lake, maybe 3000-4000 square feet.

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[–] bilog78 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

Recent studies show that it's a lack of interest that keeps girls out of STEM careers, not a lack of opportunities.

Source?

Because recent studies also show that girls are graded worse in fields such as math, except when the grading is anonymous (i.e. the grader doesn't know the gender of the graded), (source), and I would say that being told “you're not good at math because you're a girl” since grade school is a pretty big disincentive from pursuing STEM careers.

(And FWIW the exact same thing happens for boys in humanities too.)

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[–] 84626433832795028841 1 points 32 points (+33|-1) ago 

It's only sexism if you exclude women.

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[–] brother_tempus 5 points 23 points (+28|-5) ago 

How is this form of segregation allowed but a business owner cannot choose what customers he chooses to sell his goods and services to!

Just more liberal / PC / SJW hypocrisy

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[–] sozcaps 4 points 5 points (+9|-4) ago 

What makes it liberal?

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[–] brother_tempus 6 points 8 points (+14|-6) ago 

The avocation of a supposed minority's to be entitled to be more equal than others becuase of some percieved disadvantage they have

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[–] Master_Foo 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

You are confusing "liberal" with "progressive".

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[–] Aetrion 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

When the first thing you think you need to do to help women is to try really hard to change what they want you might not actually be helping them.

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[–] flapjack_charlie 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Okay, I may like SJWs about as much as I like morning breath... after giving Satan a rimjob all night. But aren't there still all boys or all girls summer camps? How is this any different? My only criticism is I went to a co-ed computer camp when I was a kid- it had all of 5 girls because most girls weren't interested in technology.

Then again, that was a long time ago.

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[–] hypercat 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Most still aren't. The article says lack of interest is the problem. I guess girls these days rather watch the Kardashians and My big fat fabulous life than learn about programming. Which is, you have to admit, a little boring.

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[–] BASH_SCRIPTS_FOR_YOU 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

      ~$ass --size big

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[–] EIMR 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

One thing to note, is that the girl was forced to go to camp because she didn't like computers. Way to go, it will surely work, if somebody doesn't like something, force them to like it.

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[–] 2cents 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This is sexism under the guise of "leveling the playing field". Where's the all-boys computer camp?

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[–] flapjack_charlie 4 points 0 points (+4|-4) ago 

They have that- it's called "computer camp."

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[–] 2cents 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

"Computer camp" is not inherently exclusive to males or females. I went to a computer camp at MIT when I was 12 or 13 and there were a good number of female campers there, so this "female-only" camp is a bit much imo.

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[–] iswallow 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I'm never a fan of segregation. But here I don't really care. If parents are willing to pay for girls only computer camps, let them. I am really wondering how it will play out though. I wouldn't be surprised if nerdy girls that go to normal computer camps will not have a good time at this girls only camp.

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