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The responses speak volumes

I've been reading the reactions to this on various sites and a number of things seem to stand out:

1/ The responses are almost entirely from men;

2/ They tend to be short on relevant evidence and long on emotion and anecdote, a trait that is nevertheless characterised as female, often in the same post;

3/ For a bunch of Silicon Valley people supposedly intent on disrupting almost everything there seems to be an almost unanimous acceptance that when it comes to gender imbalance there is no way the status quo can be challenged.

It rather reminds me of when my mother (ironically) used to tell me as a child that Apartheid was inevitable because "the" black people had a different way of life.

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