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Tech Support Barbie...

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Arroryn, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    ... gee. THIS is really going to encourage young women to become engineers :dry

    Ridiculous BBC News Story.
     
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  2. danielno8

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    I imagine those concerned with barbies are not likely to be thinking about their careers...as i imagine they are about 5.
     
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  3. jk2447

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    I just hope they asked your permission before using your photo's for that story Arroryn
     
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  4. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    Frankly, thinking from between my legs, there is not ENOUGH women like barbie in the work place. We need more Swedish models in the office. Less JKs and more Swedish Bikini Models NOW!!!!
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    How dare you! Ethel the toothless moonlighting dinner lady in our cafe said I was quite fetching in a certain light without her contacts when she had a vodka and crystal meth hangover and forgetting to take her dementia medication. . . . . I'll have you know!
     
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  6. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    No, it's the stereotypes such toys engender that irks me so much. You'd be suprised at the social programming toys can produce. Not "Brave New World" level, but fun to read about nevertheless.

    I'd talk more about it, but I've got to go fix a server :biggrin
     
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    Are you really going to make me pass comment on the grooming? :D
     
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Er no please don't :oops: Any ladies at your new place mate? Hey are you still dating Sir Francis Drakes nan? I mean great great niece?
     
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  9. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    Haha, nope no longer. There is no women apart from HR and the Receptionists. And they are not my type. I am however dating a fantastic Nurse EXPAT working at the Hospital down the road from the office. :twisted:
     
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  10. dmarsh

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    Already worked with 'tech support barbie's' they were as much use as a pot plant, made the place look nice, thats about it...
     
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  11. zebulebu

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    So - for this piece on 'tech support Barbie', they interviewed a woman who isn't in tech support (a web developer), another woman who isn't in tech support (QA analyst), another woman who isn't in tech support (lecturer) and another woman who isn't in tech support (CIO).

    Awesome.
     
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  12. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hey Arro, it looks like this will be your new dress code from now on. :twisted:
     
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  13. dmarsh

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    To me it totally misses the point, if you want girls to go into engineering professions get them :-

    1. Meccano
    2. Lego
    3. Chemistry set
    4. Electronics set
    5. Chess set
    6. Airfix
    etc.

    By going on about fashion and dolls you have alreadly created the predisposition that your daughter will become another stripper 'workin her way through college'...
     
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  14. Josiahb

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    lol, repped for giggles.
     
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  15. zebulebu

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    Tru dis. Next time we meet for a Ruby - you better be resplendent in these threads or I'm taking your girl cards away from ya :twisted:
     
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  16. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ah brilliant mate, whats his name? :twisted:
     
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  17. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Matey, you've met me. I handed in my girl card a long, long time ago :biggrin
     
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  18. BosonMichael
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    You're certainly not a man by any stretch of the imagination...

    ...so what are you? :twisted:
     
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  19. GrumbleDook

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    An Arroryn ... erm ... the anti-Barbie? :ohmy
     
  20. derkit

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    Claire from Wales caught my attention:

    A proper geek to notice that - I like!
     
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