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Discussion on: How is it to be a female programmer in the tech world?

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"Women are also afraid to ask questions, as they don’t want to be considered as people without the knowledge to work on tech position."

I agree with a lot of what you have written but I'm sorry, I don't agree with this quote at all. It kind of feels like you're saying; "don't generalise against women when hiring.. but women tend towards xyz".

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Joe Hobot

I actually think that quote goes both ways, for men and women. Mostly comes from workers that just started working or are just in social shy to ask for help. And then you have some other types of attitudes of people who just won't ask because they don't want to appear dumb and their ego takes over..

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Josie Bigler • Edited on

That was my thought exactly. I work pretty hard to ask as little questions as possible. Asking questions is important, but my thought is it is hard to know what's a question you can solve yourself verse one you can't.

I would say it's the exceptional person who isn't afraid to ask questions, regardless of gender / sex.