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  •  Not a techie, nor am i employed (10+ / 0-)

    but as a science geek otherwise, hell yes I've seen sex discrimination. Some of these fields should be asking themselves why women (and other groups) are so incredibly underrepresented in some fields and in some countries, but not in others.

    One of the pieces of advice I was armed with by a chemistry prof, also female, was to look for government work because they'd have to pay me at the same rate as my male colleagues. She'd spent a long time in industry, and not that long ago, either.

    •  me too (2+ / 0-)
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      lgmcp, Hens Teeth

      It seems to be especially stuck in the 50's in computer engineering, electrical engineering....seemingly the closer to hardware and the closer to mathematical complications the worst it gets.  But, these are also areas, especially VLSI design, where rampant, massive insourcing (displacement of American professionals by bringing over cheap labor via guest worker Visas) is.  

      I've yet to have an takers on a large study on correlating sex discrimination, which on it's own is clearly happening in the United States and offshore outsourcing/insourcing...but it sure seems like US diversity and especially age is first up on the labor arbitrage chopping block.

      by BobOak on Fri Sep 21, 2007 at 02:52:51 PM PDT

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