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Old 30th August 2013
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Default Women in IT: ‘If you want to be taken seriously, dress like a man’

From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08..._in_it_column/

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I am female, and I work in IT. I’m not in sales or in management; I am a systems engineer on a team that maintains and supports critical systems for an international, multi-billion-dollar company. I fight the fires, troubleshoot the issues and design systems.

So much has been written about the need for more women in IT, but I’ve yet to come across an article that accurately shows what it’s like to be a woman in the trenches like me. IT is a tough industry regardless of whether you’re a man or woman. You work long hours and on-call shifts. This is our job; it’s what we do. But it can be even tougher as a woman. I don’t represent the voice of all women in IT, but I wanted to share the experiences that I’ve gone through to help shed some light on what it’s like.
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Old 2nd September 2013
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That attitude of both parties is a quite a bit antiquated.
You do not hear of women saying,

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Look here, Jose, you're going to need to put on this skirt because the girls and I are distracted by your manly buns and hairy pecs. There's no way a man can work in the fashion industry unless he dresses like a woman.
If a man has trouble working around women because he views them as a sex object, he needs to go to the men's room and relieve some of that stress.

I am not sorry for being crass.
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