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I am a M/F/Other (take two)

by vroom (His Eminence)
on Nov 05, 2000 at 04:23 UTC ( [id://40031] : poll . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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[bar] 183/90%
[bar] 11/5%
[bar] 9/4%
203 total votes
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RE: I am a M/F/Other (take two)
by extremely (Priest) on Nov 05, 2000 at 09:31 UTC
    I went with Male, since there was no "Yes, please" option.

    Update: I was told this got mod'ed down into the negatives at one point? Some of you need to look up from the computers long enough to catch a good movie =)

    Plus, if you work at it, you can code perl on a palm/handspring. The backlight isn't bright enough to bother the other movie goers!

    $you = new YOU;
    honk() if $you->love(perl)

(jcwren) RE: I am a M/F/Other (take two)
by jcwren (Prior) on Nov 05, 2000 at 21:16 UTC
    Seems pretty presumptious to assume that the poll is regarding gender.

    Could be M=Mother, F=Father, O=Other... In which case, I am *definitely* other.


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      Hmm, sure you're not just saying that here because of a pending paternity suit?

      Methinks he doth protest too much ...

      Philosophy can be made out of anything. Or less -- Jerry A. Fodor

RE: I am a M/F/Other (take two)
by ivory (Pilgrim) on Nov 06, 2000 at 13:57 UTC
    Hmm...why are we women so underrepresented?


      Several reasons are possible:
      • there are more women here but they can't be bothered to vote
      • girls want a horse for christmas, boys a computer
      • women prefer other programming languages (in that case I'd be no woman)
      • programming boys get together whereas programming girls are lone wolves, not beeing accepted by the male majority (generally speaking, not in PerlMonks)
      • ... whatever ...

      • No, I'm not serious ... never been.


        Perl is definitely a chick language. Why do you think I decided to learn it? Now, browsing the web and finding web sites to talk about a programming language is definitely something women don't tend to do.
      Because most women don't hang out in a monastery to pick up cute guys? :)

      Seriously though, why do you you people think that females are so underrepresented in the IT field in general?

      A friend of mine (who happens to be a female) went to school to get an engineering degree. Of the two schools she attended, IIRC she was the only female engineering student that one of the colleges had ever seen, and was one of the first at the other school. She said the only thing that she disliked about the experience is that (and I'm paraphrasing, but nearly quoting) being treated like queen in that class got annoying after the first few semesters. Anyone wanting to give me a college experience that rough is welcome to begin bowing and throwing money at any time.

      And no, I don't own 27 pairs of sweatpants.
RE: I am a M/F/Other (take two)
by j.a.p.h. (Pilgrim) on Nov 05, 2000 at 07:43 UTC
    What!? No one wants to elaborate on their vote??
      I voted "male" because vroom did not have a "Robot Pretending to be Human in Order to Infiltrate the Ranks of Inferior Organisms and Annihilate Them" option...because that's what I would have chosen.

        Didn't you get the memo? In all dealings with humans our mission is to be refereed to as "Other" to avoid alerting them to our plans. It seems that one of the high and mighty model V782s thinks that these blobs of carbon might actually figure out our plans if we aren't secretive about it.
RE: I am a M/F/Other (take two)
by radagast (Sexton) on Nov 06, 2000 at 21:43 UTC
    Sigh...and I was hoping that we had de-masculinized (is it a word?) this broad computer science field. Or is it that only Perl is suffering from this male/female imbalance while the rest of computer science has become more balanced? And if so, why?
      Based on experience from my college days and some years after; Women tend to be picked up on in geek areas. So that drives some women away and while we have more of a gender balance than 20 years ago, it still exists. So you cut a smaller number even further. Another theory is that male geeks search out more of the same while female geeks have a broader scope of social skills?
Re: I am a M/F/Other (take two)
by chacham (Prior) on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:31 UTC

    M F Other doesn't seem like a good choice of options. It looks to me like Mother Futher.

        I guess it's open to interpretation. :)

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