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The latest list from Forbes of the 100 most powerful women on the planet suggests that the technology industry is leading the way in promoting sexual equality, contributing 15 per cent of the spots overall and a quarter of the top 20 positions. The technology industry contributed more names to the list (see below) than any …


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The article has the old assumption that generally males and females are fully interchangable.

There is a big difference between citizen rights for which there should (IMHO) be no difference in law and gender/cultural preferences. Maybe women prefer having a life rather than being PHBs and wage slaves? At least the tech women I know think so.

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Women in IT always seems to involve high ranking positions. I think that's what most women want when talk about being in IT, they mean management.

Perhaps they should try earning their way into management.

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Why do you assume that lists of the most powerful men or women in the world can tell us ANYTHING about equality? All this particular list demonstrates is that some women are almost as unequal as some men.


Melinda Gates position not technical

Melinda Gates was (is?) indeed a leading technologist. (Her last position at usoft was General Manager of Information Products.) She's also a powerful woman, through her work in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. But on that evidence, she'd never be number four on the list if she hadn't married the boss.

(Please don't gripe that I'm misogynistic or unfair. I admire her greatly, and she indeed belongs atop any list of influential women qua women. She's just not the no. four _technological_ woman.)

P.S.: We need a ``misguided'' icon---perhaps a GPS screen?

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Re: Melinda Gates position not technical

She did bring us Clippy ..



Melinda Gates in in the humanitarian category (and rightly so)

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Xerox's CEO is named "Ursula Burns"? That is just *way* too close to sounding like a SImpsons episode*.

* Bonus points: Her career took a big jump when she became the Executive Assistant to a man named Wayland, which sounds way to close to Waylon, at least on a Friday afternoon.


I for one..

(you know how it goes - groan)

Welcome our new shiny, high-heeled, thigh-booted overlords (lordesses even if they like - whatever suits them).

Oh, I'm sorry Madam, you are quite right, I did miss a little bit, Can I stay over and do it all again?

Mmmm..??Ok I shall have to phone my wife.

"Darling. Yes, Darling, this is me'. I'm afraid I have some very bad news in fact. No, our offspring is not dead. It is far worse than that. I got boot polish on my mistresses laces. No, it's ok, I think I can sort it out. I know I know she is a really dirty little high-heeled fuck bitch when she wants to be. What can I do?

Yes, I will be home by midinight. But, just saying please don't expect sex tonight, I might be a little spent. You know how all that boot polishing wears me down.

At least we will be able to pay the mortgage this month, dear.

Yes. You too. Love you loads.

Mwhah mhwahh...


eh eh...

Or did I just get the paradigm wrong?

Feel free to spank me down ;-)

Er, I really am just being half-ironic. The rest is true - I really do think that way!

And just so we clear up any mistakes Emancipation for Women is what I am talking about Preacher Man:

It can't come soon enough for me.


They got a lot of THINGS ON THEIR MIND;

Liberation for women is what I preach, Preacher Man:


Strolling along minding my own buisness

Well there goes a girl and a half

She's got me going up and down

She's got me going up and down

Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches

Well I got the notion girl that you got some suntan lotion in that bottle of yours

Spread it all over my peelin' skin baby

That feels real good

All this skirt lappin' up the sun

Lap me up

Why don't you come on and

Lap me up

Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches

Well there goes another one just lying down on the sand dunes

I'd better go take a swim and see if I can cool down a little bit

'Cause you and me woman

We got a lotta things on our minds (you know what I mean)

Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches

Will you just take a look over there (where?) there

Is she tryin' to get outta that clitares?

Liberation for women

Thats what I preach

Preacher man

Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches

Oh shit

There goes the charabang

Looks like im gonna be stuck here the whole summer

Well what a bummer

I can think of a lot worse places to be

Like down in the streets

Or down in the sewer

Or even on the end of a skewer


Fuck yeah. Let Women run the world.

I mean, they couldn't fuck it up worse than the men have can they?

And if they were worse sex cases. Shit, think of all the fun we would have.

Sometimes I just think I should keep my own mouth shut, preacher man.

Er no, I am not being erotic ( I mean Ironic)...

Sorry, I got a lot of things on my mind!


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