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General Chat Thread, Here come the girls! in General; Originally Posted by Little-Miss I'm shocked by all the Gals i dont recognise! Hello there! Hi!! I have to say ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I'm shocked by all the Gals i dont recognise! Hello there!
    Hi!! I have to say I'm quite surprised by the number of girlies here!!

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    There's more than this - some just don't want to identify themselves as female because of the flak

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    There's more than this - some just don't want to identify themselves as female because of the flak
    It's interesting that you say that - it's discussion my OH and I often have. He's in IT too, and maintains that there's no "discrimination" (in " " because it's too strong a word) against women in IT, but I don't agree. My experiences have been very much that as soon as I meet anyone that comes in to look at our kit, they always start to put things in simple terms. To the extent that I've even had one guy show me a BIOS battery and ask me if I'd ever seen one before..... Do other women get this sort of reaction at all, or is it just beacuse of my blonde hair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solitaire89 View Post
    I've even had one guy show me a BIOS battery and ask me if I'd ever seen one before.....
    Your response should have been, "I'm a woman, have you ever seen one before?"

    Seriously though, that's disgraceful. I think the 'discrimination' isn't so much against women in IT, but against anybody who doesn't seem like a social misfit. If you don't meet peoples expectations of what an IT bod should look/act like (greasy, spotty, unable to hold eye contact etc.), then they seem to presume you can't possibly know what you're talking about...

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    Re-read my post and want to point out that is NOT my opinion of IT bods, just what I perceive to be non-IT bods general expectation

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    I agree - people do have a steriotyped image of what I should look like. As for the battery guy, I would have made some comment, but he was the son of the boss of our (now ex-) support company. I didn't think it wise to!

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    I can honestly say with my hand on my heart that some of the best colleagues I've had in IT have been female.

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    Pah!! Be proud to be a women in IT ladies!!!

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    Having worked alongside 4 female techs and 4 male techs in various different schools, I can also honestly say that the girls come out on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post

    Pah!! Be proud to be a women in IT ladies!!!
    I know I am! I also know that it's hillarious when people ask my OH a techy question that he can't answer, he turns and asks me - the look on their face is a picture Not that it happens often though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandgeekmafia78 View Post
    Having worked alongside 4 female techs and 4 male techs in various different schools, I can also honestly say that the girls come out on top.
    Ooh....should I say it, should I? No i wont, I will just think about it

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    Very proud to be a gal in IT even in my advanced years!!!!

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    I'm a girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    Very proud to be a gal in IT even in my advanced years!!!!
    Me too!

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    Hope you've all joined the 'female techs' social group.

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    I do get people deferring to mrwITch but TBF he is a techie person too, albeit more software and technical architect-y these days.
    It was worse back when I went to college (avoiding the dinosaurs) though - the first lecturer I had was amazed when I could recite the resistor colour code (now how many on here still know that!)

    I am very proud to be a female geek - having studied electronics when I left school, I have been one all my adult life. It is a bit obvious when I meet my friends and they are all talking about 'Cranford' or somesuch and I want to discuss Heroes or Survivors or Being Human!

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