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Re: [ljc] Girl/women/lady programmers

From: Zoe S.
Sent on: Friday, November 18, 2011 3:02 PM
> If there is a gap in salaries and promotions between males and
> females, it is discrimination only if the females programmers of today
> are, on average, just as talented and skilled as the male programmers
> of today. I am not sure that is the case, unfortunately. :/  Do you
> have any reasons to think it is?
Yes, many. Based on 30 years as a programmer and manager of both male 
and female developers. In fact, if I am forced to generalise I would say 
that the women are usually better - not because being male or female 
makes any difference - because the few that get there at the moment are 
highly motivated.

> Because if it is not the case, it is not unreasonable to expect that
> male programmers earn, on average, more than female programmers.
>
> Cheers,
> Bruno Medeiros
>

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