[Klug-general] G33k Barbie

Dan Attwood danattwood at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 16 12:24:16 UTC 2010

the beeb article starts: 'She's got an impressive CV that includes
everything from astronaut to racing car driver.'

so should we really be surprised at a geek barbie? Anything that breaks down
stereotypes has got to be a good thing. Talking of which where's 'male nurse
Ken', or 'primary school teacher Ken'?

On 16 February 2010 11:58, David Halliday <david.halliday at gmail.com> wrote:

> As featured on the BBC website:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8517097.stm
> While the premise for this post is very off topic, It is an age old
> issue about gender stereotypes and women in IT come up again. I'm
> neither interested in starting flame wars etc... But surely nobody
> addresses the issues with simple common sense.
> I was going to write some cometary and opinion, but it started
> sounding to bitter and cynical.
> Is there an issue here?
> Do many luggers work with women in their departments?
> I know we have some women on the list, what are your views/experiences?
> In my day to day work I work with two women, one who is on the systems
> team and one who is not technical but performs a project management
> role. Both are good at their jobs and I personally like how women in
> the tech department can help to break up the otherwise "boys club"
> feeling.
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