Do women in technology profession face descrimination?

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  1. accofranco profile image82
    accofrancoposted 14 years ago

    Do women in technology profession face descrimination? If yes,site instances with good backing.

    1. Eric Graudins profile image61
      Eric Graudinsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Sheesh. What is this? A question from some exam that you want us to answer lol

      Anyway, my answer is no.
      So  I guess that excuses me from writing an essay to justify my opinion.
      Eric G. cool

      1. Junkster profile image60
        Junksterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I've noticed that with a few questions set by the OP, they make for good discussion points but I dislike being hoodwinked into answering someone's homework, almost like those people who come on here begging for their dissertation or final year report to be completed for them, or worse people selling them!

        Not that I'm saying this person is doing that 8)

        Back on topic no, I don't think they do.  I listen to a lot of podcasts and the majority involve a female presenter to some extent.  People like Veronica Belmont and Sarah Lane.

    2. AEvans profile image75
      AEvansposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Regardless of what profession a woman is in there is some type of discrimantion. We are a male dominated World but we are getting there. FYI: You spelled discrimnation incorrectly.smileI am going to see if I can fix it, if not you will have to correct. smile

      1. accofranco profile image82
        accofrancoposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        AEvans i am 100%ly correct "discrimination" check your British English dictionary please? American English is different from British English.Thanks anyway.

        1. countrywomen profile image60
          countrywomenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Accofranco- Both in the forum title/opening thread there was a typo descrimination. Please do cross check whenever somebody who cares for us points out our mistakes(which btw even I commit a lot) smile . Btw I hope you had a happy easter

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      srfppc2posted 12 years agoin reply to this

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  2. rmshdc profile image58
    rmshdcposted 14 years ago

    I don't think discrimination doesn't see which profession you are into.  I feel there are instances where discrimination is gooing on in technology profession!  Right now, I am not able re-call or back my statement.

  3. profile image0
    Leta Sposted 14 years ago

    As a graphic designer (2/3 art + 1/3 tech), I find there is sort of a 'male' look to some design.  Do find some male designers to be a little bit 'prima donna.'  Which is their issue, not mine.

    My sister is a web designer, at at times she has a leg up, given the fact she'll work for less money (newspapers notorious for that).  They got rid of the 'techno-savvy' guy who they initially placed above her.

  4. accofranco profile image82
    accofrancoposted 14 years ago

    In some countries,situations,Tech women are descriminated.I am a mechanical engineer by profession,and i have seen this happen.A woman mechanic most times get bad remarks and treatments frm colleagues,friends and even male folks.What about women minners and welders? Think about those in civil engineering.Please don't just post a reply because u saw others posting one,think first.Read IEEE mags free

    1. Junkster profile image60
      Junksterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I was wondering when the spam links would start rolling in.

  5. rlakies profile image60
    rlakiesposted 14 years ago

    Lol  Well woman always have a 1 up on men these days.  Companies get have quotas to fill with woman in work.  I get sexist when woman think they are being plated against.  They get raises from not hard work but from wearing a skanky dress.  i also read a poll that said over 30% of woman use sex to get promitions and raises!  Crazy right?  I think that woman are also smarter then men, really.  They can multitask there way through insane amount of things.  Negitives they get emotional and that can really affect work.  Also the multitasking also leads to not getting things done by deadlines.  These are my personal experience with woman.


    1. GeneriqueMedia profile image59
      GeneriqueMediaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Haha, this is funny. smile

      And I'm with AE---male dominated society, women don't make as much as men. Can this change? Maybe, with time. But probably not within our lives.

      And women in technology were once rare, and coveted...but a lot of women I've spoken to who once held jobs repairing computers and what not were looked upon by early customers of the industry as less knowledgeable as their male counterparts.

  6. Junkster profile image60
    Junksterposted 14 years ago

    lol whoa, you could be in for some fire here haha!

    I think the multitasking thing is a total myth, both sexes are good at multi-tasking from my experiences...and not just in the areas you tend to associate each one with!

  7. rlakies profile image60
    rlakiesposted 14 years ago

    I know i know but my judgements are from person experience. I have seen a girl cry in a meeting and the bosses in order to make her happy give her a 10% raise after being employeed for 3 weeks.  She is not the best worker we had and didnt deserve the raise at all.  It is just the power of the girl, im very jaded about it since then.

    1. Junkster profile image60
      Junksterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      sound's a bit shady that. Perhaps they were frightened of what she'd do because she cried.  All depends on the circumstances of the crying I guess

  8. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 14 years ago

    I guess im out of the loop but I never considered miners or mechanics as being in the technology field?

    I would imagine, that the technology field would be one of areas that had the least discrimination - as ones work speaks for itself and other than the first name who knows who is responsible for the work?

    Im sure offices in general, the workplace dynamic can result in discrimination/harassment against women, but that would be irrelevant to the field.

    I worked under a woman in my first job as a graphic designer (well not like that! or it wouldnt be work!)

    and concerning the OP - i still suspect something crazy to happen in the long run but:

    Please don't just post a reply because u saw others posting one,think first.Read IEEE mags free

    that is not a SPAM has no affiliate link - it is a legitimate resource

  9. aanaedwards profile image63
    aanaedwardsposted 14 years ago

    I feel that women are facing discrimination in the field of technology. As many men feel they can do better in technology than their counterparts. Although there are examples where women have performed far better than men but still women have to face discrimination from the male dominated society.

    1. countrywomen profile image60
      countrywomenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      To a certain extent you are right about some folks but in general it also depends upon us within the first few months what kind of reputation we set up. I would say strictly pertaining to the job at hand in IT field there isn't a lot of discrimination and women are treated with respect/understanding (if they have other responsibilities like kids etc).

  10. accofranco profile image82
    accofrancoposted 14 years ago

    O i see? I spelt des... instead of dis... It was a horrible typo mistake but AE did same, she spelt "discrimnation" instead of "discrimination".But i appreciate u guys thanks.

  11. accofranco profile image82
    accofrancoposted 14 years ago

    You know i love AE she is my mentor,she's always there to guide me. To CW,i had a great Easter hol... the entire family came together,both the ones living abroad,it was a great time indeed! Thanks.I hope yours was great too?

  12. Junkster profile image60
    Junksterposted 14 years ago

    My boss at my last job was a woman, and as a matter of fact quite a lot of senior staff members were women and this was a large IT services company.

    I have no discrimination against male or female managers, the basic fact is they're my manager and need to respect them.  Although on a general note bosses who demand respect and show none for others is one thing I can't stand! GRR!

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