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Female-free speaker list causes PHP show to collapse when diversity-oriented devs jump ship

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Re: To increase diversity...

Thanks, I'm here all day.

Merely pointing out that if the OP's point of

"women are under-represented in STEM all the way down to the subjects studied at school."

is valid, then why are they "under-represented" in these "subjects studied at school"? Deciding which subjects to study in school is a voluntary, personal decision, is it not? And would not preference and "interest" in a subject (or lack thereof) influence a woman's decision in whether or not to study that subject? Hence, if women are "under-represented" in the "subjects studied at school", might it not be valid to propose that part of the reason is because a large proportion are NOT INTERESTED in those subjects?

If I wanted to bring "discrimination" into the argument, I could probably have done a much more thorough and offensive job of it than this.

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