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April 6, 2006

'Geek conferences should be free for women'


Just to even out the odds. After all, over the years growing up boys had all the advantages of being encouraged to tinker with technology while girls are mostly given vapid, soul-less barbie dolls and stupid ponies. The overdose of pink and purple alone is likely responsible for more fried brain cells than teenage alcohol drinking.

So, if conference organizers want to avoid this, it's a simple solution. Make conferences free for women, provide them with some perks (maybe free hotel stays?) and they will flock like tweens to sparkles.

Although that would do away with the one huge perk of being a woman at a geek conference. The bathrooms are always clean and empty.

[via kasia]

April 6, 2006 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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I don't need them to be free -- I'd be happy if the experience were simply equivalent. (And if I ran into fewer folk like Bruce up there at these things!)

Posted by: AG | Apr 8, 2006 9:13:27 PM

Its not bad enough that boys are doing atrociously in school because women teachers have decided to screw them (literally and figuratively), now you want a free ride in other things?

Posted by: Bruce | Apr 6, 2006 7:26:48 PM

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