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Technology’s middle-aged white guy “problem”

The Left is committed to diversity, even if it comes at the cost of efficiency, productivity, and ingenuity:

Anyone who watched the Apple (AAPL) keynote this week (if you’re me) couldn’t help but notice that it was a parade of middle-aged white guys who came on stage to reveal the company’s latest and greatest.

Related: Apple Could Have the Same Problem Steve Jobs Warned About 30 Years Ago

And Twitter, ahead of it’s planned IPO next month, has come under fire for the makeup of its board of directors: all white men. The executive team isn’t much better (all men except for the general counsel).

And lest it seems like we’re picking on Twitter and Apple, the lack of women and minorities in leadership and director roles at tech companies is a broader problem.

As The New York Times reports: About 49 percent of publicly traded information technology businesses have no women on their boards, compared with 36 percent of the 2,770 largest public companies in the country, according to GMI Ratings, a research firm.

In the accompanying video, Yahoo Finance technology reporter Aaron Pressman reveals why he thinks this disparity exists.

One common argument is that there simply aren’t enough qualified women and minorities in tech to fill these roles. The numbers (focusing on women) seem to support that.

According to the research firm Catalyst which studies women and business, only 5.7% of employed women in the US work in the computer industry, and only about 2% of women have a degree in a high-tech field.

I certainly didn’t notice, mostly because I don’t spend my free time watching tech shows or Apple’s unveiling of the latest iPad 2.5343867390. To the progressive, diversity equals fairness. Coincidentally, or perhaps not, women are far more concerned than men with fairness. Therefore, progressivism is an inherently feminine ideology. The progressive mind is one that operates under the mindset of “If NO diversity, then BAD. If diversity, then GOOD.” There are no other factors that come into play; if there aren’t women, blacks, and gays present, then obviously SOMEONE is preventing them from joining. Because the progressive believes all beings are inherently equal in every single, solitary way, the only possible explanation is “oppression”.

So what’s the problem here? White males dominate the field of technology. Women don’t even show up the radar. Blacks marginally so. Hispanics are only slightly more represented than blacks. Gays? Who knows. Jews and Asians, have a healthy representation amongst the engineers, technologists, and scientists of the world. But technology is the arena of the white male, and that is a problem. It means most of the world is being oppressed, because surely blacks, women, gays, and hispanics are just as capable and qualified–how could they not be? unless…–as white males, Asians, and Jews.

Except they’re manifestly not. Sure, there are plenty of minority exceptions to the rule, but they’re the exception. The pattern still holds. White males, Asians, and Jews are the most interested in technology because they’re the most intellectually gifted at it. This isn’t a problem, it’s just the way of the world. And no amount of whining, affirmative action hiring, or female bitching can change that.

 

Google searches are sexist

Really, there’s nothing too stupid for feminists and their enablers to not bitch about:

The auto-complete suggestions on Google searches are often good for a laugh, but they can also provide some measure of insight into the scary collective psyche of the Internet. And a new series of ads from the United Nations uses these auto-complete results in an effort to demonstrate just how pervasive some sexist attitudes are.

The ads each feature a photo of a different woman with her mouth covered over by what the UN claims are actual Google search results for various phrases about women.

For instance, one search that starts with “Women need to” is auto-completed with stone-age sentiments like “be put in their place,” and “be disciplined,” while simply typing in “Women should” auto-completed with suggestions like “be slaves” and “not speak at church.”

“The ads are shocking because they show just how far we still have to go to achieve gender equality,” says the copy writer from the Dubai-based agency that created the ads for the UN. “They are a wake up call, and we hope that the message will travel far.”

Clearly the algorithms and search sub-routines running on the Google website need to be sent back to sensitivity training for re-education. There will not be true equality in this world until man and machine alike resist the urge to notice the obvious.

Anyway, for additional laughs, here’s the list of sexist things Google is giving us:

1. Women should:
“not be in combat”
“stay home”
“not preach”
“not speak in church”
“be seen and not heard”

Men should:
“always pray”
“not get married”
“wear makeup”
“pay for dates”
“be what they seem”

2. Women shouldn’t:
“work”
“be in combat”
“be cops”
“vote”
“go to college”

Men shouldn’t:
“wear shorts”
“wear flip flops”
“marry”
“be jealous”
“hit women”

3. Women cannot:
“be pastors”
“have it all”
“teach men”
“drive”
“find husbands”

Men cannot:
“be feminists”
“be trusted”
“get HIV from women”
“pick up chair”
“live without women”

4. Women need to:
“shut up”
“grow up”
“be wanted”
“feel safe”
“know about men”

There’s nothing you can say to a feminist that will change her mind about any of this. It has to be seen, felt, and experienced over and over again by her, her friends, and her family before she’ll even consider changing her mind; the wall of ignorance and unbadthink surrounding her precious belief in the innate and intrinsic equality of all people everywhere can’t be overcome by mere reason alone. I mean, when you’re arguing about a search engine being sexist…you’re not exactly dealing with the right-side of the intellectual bell-curve here.

 
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Posted by on 25 Oct 2013 in normal is enemy number one

 

US Army labels another Christian ministry as a hate-group

How typical. There may be plenty of Christians in the United States military, but the actual policy- and rule-makers are the same simple, tiresome anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-life imbeciles who are salivating over the opportunity to rid themselves of this nuisance. Their future, indeed, their way of life, depends on it:

Several dozen U.S. Army active duty and reserve troops were told last week that the American Family Association, a well-respected Christian ministry, should be classified as a domestic hate group because the group advocates for traditional family values.

The briefing was held at Camp Shelby in Mississippi and listed the AFA alongside domestic hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazis, the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam.

A soldier who attended the briefing contacted me and sent me a photograph of a slide show presentation that listed AFA as a domestic hate group. Under the AFA headline is a photograph of Westboro Baptist Church preacher Fred Phelps holding a sign reading “No special law for f***.”

American Family Association has absolutely no affiliation with the controversial church group known for picketing the funerals of American servicemembers.

“I had to show Americans what our soldiers are now being taught,” said the soldier who asked not to be identified. “I couldn’t just let this one pass.”

It’s truly sad to see the military being reduced to the progressive play-thing it’s now devolved into. The elevation of diversity to the highest of goals, the worship of the female soldier, the psychopathic hostility towards anything remotely anti-homosexual, the continued assault on Christianity, all have combined together to produce the ultimate stick-in-the-eye to conservatives. Yes, the Leftist elite in this country have decreed no bastion for normal Christian American men will remain. Anything and everything that resembles the productive and defensive powers of this nation must be stripped down, marginalize, humiliated, and ultimately repurposed towards deviancy, perversion, and oppression.

Make no mistake about it: the elites want to do away with the military as we know it and replace it with something more easily manipulated, something….less restrained. Or perhaps, more obedient, is the proper descriptor? We all know that women are much more likely to obey an authority figure than men are, and minorities with a hearty dependence on the government teet will do just about anything it takes to keep the juice flowing. So what’s the best way to utterly transform that once-invincible and unashamed bastion of American masculinity? Diversify it, hobble it, and humiliate it. Any man with self-respect will learn the deal real quick, that this is no longer an institution worthy of the name. This is absolutely not to say there aren’t plenty of good men in the military who signed up to serve their country and have done so honorably, only that they are now the enemy. They have been for some time, it’s only lately that the truth has slowly started eking out.