Tuesday, May 19, 2009

IT Sexism, Latte, home

From the Google-sponsored Girl Geek Coffee Club website:

What is the Coffee Club?
The Coffee Club Program is an on-campus initiative that allows women from Computer Science, Software Engineering and related disciplines to have regular casual meet & greet sessions. Its an open forum to connect women in these areas and to offer support, guidance and insight into industry.

The email also said something about FREE COFFEE.
Hmm. Does it strike anyone else as being a bit sexist? What if men want to have free coffee and connect with other women?
Hmm.

P.S. The word “sexism” doesn't look right. But I put down “sexistness” and decided it looked even worse, so I went back to the original.

8 comments:

  1. I attend those. I'll take you along as a special guest if you like. You know a lot about software engineering, yeah? :P

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  2. No, but there's free coffee, right?

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  3. female geeks? ... are they asian?
    ... now wait did i just say something racist? D:

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  4. i just realized something ... ryan ... did you click your "own" advertisement to find this coffee club? ... no wait ... maybe you better not answer ... google can see us O_O; *giggles insanely*

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  5. DEFINE FUNCTION FreeCoffee
    START
    IF Sex = Female AND
    Degree = CompSci
    THEN
    CoffeePrice = 0;
    ELSEIF
    Ryan = Awesome IS TRUE
    THEN
    CoffeePrice = OnMagda;
    ELSE
    RETURN FreeCoffee = FALSE;
    END IF;
    END;

    Heh, that probably wouldn't compile.

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  6. We should probably account for if Ryan > Awesome too..

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