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Discussion on: Helping Men in Tech Help Women In Tech

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Alex Holberg

First up. I acknowledge this is a sensitive and difficult topic to some, but here is my view (hopefully deprived of strong opinion)

The listed reasons are definitely not fictional. Generally (I know, I'm generlizing) women write code with above average quality, yet receive a lower income. At least so I've been told in a lecture on culture.

Issue is, much of it has roots in culture and psychee of people, which is very difficult to change. A male might not realize that he is contributing to a more hostile environment for females, because it is ingrained in his natural inclination to seek help among other males instead of going to a female, and thus not find it appropriate to go ask.

In that (constructed) scenario, the male can have all above listed actions well memorized, yet still not take action becayse of psychology.

Humans are weird. We polerize, label, justify, argue, and generalize things to try to logically work stuff out. Yet in the end, we're still sacks of emotions, hormones, and experiences stumbeling through decisions convinced it was the best outcome, guided more by our internal chemistry than any logic.

Yet that's just my point of view in the narrow slice of the world I call my life.

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Judith Author

Bravo! Well said!

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IsaacLeimgruber

Yeah I believe as well, but I don't believe your statement is neutral and I barely agree on anything else

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Alex Holberg

To make things clear, I definitely support that genders should be treated equally.

What I don't endorse is the use of derogative words. It just polerizes the conversation and riles up participants. Derogatives makes people on the recieving end defensive because of what feels like a personal atack.

-Hence why I felt the need to add this comment. A word like "manteruption" might not seem harsh, but I definitely instantly distanced myself from your article and felt strong disagreement.