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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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[–] doctor_cucumber 10 points -8 points (+2|-10) ago 

Stfu SJW