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Re: [ljc] Fwd: [jug-leaders] Google EMEA travel and conferences (incl. GeeCON) grants for Women

From: Russel W.
Sent on: Thursday, April 5, 2012 8:26 PM
On Thu,[masked] at 08:30 -0400, Trisha wrote:
> Sigh.
> *rant mode on*
I understand the rant, and sympathize, but I wonder if we we do have to
hack the incompetence and brokenness of society in every way we can?
> *end rant*
> But don't look at me, I don't know what the real solution is, and
> personally I'll take any discount that I can get my hands on.  I only speak
> at conferences so I can get into them for free.

The core problem here start with parents and the way they impose role
models on their children starting from the moment of birth.  I saw it in
action the other day.  A trio of women were "lunching" with all their
kids. The women were trying to have a conversation about the businesses
that they were operating and at the same time trying to control their
children from being egocentric power maniacs. The sad part was that the
female children were given dolls and prams to keep them quiet whilst the
male children were given mobile phones to play with.


I no longer think there is a solution to the problem that doesn't
involve eugenics or mass murder :-((

The real problem is that we assume all human being can be adequate
parents without training or the support of extended families and,
perhaps more importantly, that they actually believe in equality.

There seems to be a fundamental hypocrisy in society: everyone professes
belief in equality and yet also believe its pink for girls and blue for


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