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Re: Slightly More Sociable

2007-10-26 09:49 • by KikoChan (unregistered)
I'm not questioning the technical abilities of female software engineers, but you have to admit that there is something awkward about placing even a remotely hot woman in a team of virginal omega males (that is, male programmers) to continuously remind them of their bottom position in the sexual pecking order.

The real WTF is that it's ok to discriminate against unsocial personality but not against hot body. Either way, the result is the same: growing anxiety due to the presence of the new employee.

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2007-10-27 00:16 • by Your.Master (unregistered)
158914 in reply to 158252
Maybe it's regional, but I've never, ever heard anybody say "gal" except on movies. Guys parallels girls where I come from. The two terms are on a level. Yes, boys also parallels girls, and it's not parallel there, in that guys won't appreciate other guys calling them boys but are generally fine with girls calling them boys, while girls (here) are fine with being called girls.

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2007-10-29 01:03 • by Humpy (unregistered)
I personally prefer "dear lady" - when said in the right tone. :-)

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2007-11-08 18:02 • by not a robot (unregistered)
Ironic that anyone would question the technical skill of women, on a site dedicated to failings of an industry that is mostly men...

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2007-12-02 12:47 • by Alex Gergoriev (unregistered)
163762 in reply to 158244
death:
"When some dumbtard ignores or disrespects one of my techs because she is a girl, I always call him on it. Nothing dreadful or threatening, just a remark or two to indicate dissatisfaction with performance."

I'd like to work for you :) I did not exactly hear what he told them but we had a nice laugh at them amongst ourselves afterwards about those blokes... It must feel stupid to be told three times by not lift experts where the problem is and spending two hours finding out that they are right...

A best medicine would be to call _their_ boss and tell that the blokes were told what the problem is, but preferred to scratch their balls for two hours instead.

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2007-12-05 12:35 • by D'cent on the eyes (unregistered)
LOL! All of the "off color" comments make me laugh. It's the ones that are so serious I just skip over. But I would like to address the comments about no attractive females in IT. I'm not UNattractive, I wouldn't say I'm a Princess Leia, but..this has added more complication to my job. I have often thought about doning a nice set of buns on the sides of my head and yeilding the weak minds around me to my command....

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2008-01-10 08:09 • by whabahaowo
I wish MY office had a lot of female programmers.

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2008-01-21 08:04 • by Anon (unregistered)
Now, think. Whose emphasis was it on the word GIRLS again? Your's or the other persons? It doesn't necessarily has to be degratory if the only persons are "girls" and he casually asks if "one of those girls" is the new hire. If you find the whole world GIRL offensive, you should get your head out of your ass.

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2008-04-13 08:27 • by noah (unregistered)
Ha ha, he deserved what he got then. In my comp sci classes, the ratio was unbalanced too, but the female programmers were just as good.

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2008-05-02 11:30 • by c66nqalwljltb9h
The guy saw two unknown girls, so he asked "one of these girls". He could not ask "one of these men", even not "one of these persons" because there are more people in the room. Damn, feminism sees evil everywhere...

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2008-07-08 13:56 • by Mitur Binesderty (unregistered)
Girls can't do math because they have vaginas. Duh.

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2008-12-19 14:58 • by Hope (unregistered)
235716 in reply to 158179
'No female developers are even remotely that attractive. The only ones I've ever known were hideous enough to haunt a house.'

Being a female developer who is at least REMOTELY attractive, I wonder why you're so stereotypical. Just because there aren't as many women in IT, that doesn't mean women in IT are unattractive across the board, or less qualified. When I went to college, there was only one other female in my programming classes. Neither of us were anywhere near capable of haunting a house. Usually, we had more trouble having a conversation with the BOY developers, because they didn't know how to talk to a woman, even on a professional level.

There are women who don't belong in IT, but there's plenty of males who do not belong anywhere near IT as well!

Re: Slightly More Sociable

2011-01-14 06:30 • by Mandark (unregistered)
So, how're woman programmers like guinea pigs?

A guinea pig isn't really a pig, or from Guinea!
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