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> As if women are so weak that they all they can do is just sit there at the door, sobbing "please let us in your industry".

Aaaaand straw man. Citation please. You almost made it, too.

The complaint has never been that there isn't gender parity; that's an indicator, not the substance. It's about as valid as Gallup polls are for political issues: which is to say useful for making large claims, but not useful for actually understanding those claims. We don't change minds on political issues by mashing a button on a Nintendo controller until the number goes from 40% to 60%; we talk to people.

The complaint is that women who are in the industry feel like they're being forced out of it. See: http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Othering And also the rest of the Wikia.

(And I'm obliged to note that, despite the faulty premise, you're on target otherwise and I fully agree.)

Also, I explain this a bit better down here: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4264875


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