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Nobody handed her the job on a silver platter. She was the head of the Windows division before this and is a 20 year veteran of Microsoft.

Saying she's extremely qualified would be an understatement.

The majority of people don't get handed a job on a silver platter wink.gif

I can tell that it is being insinuated that females have a harder time finding jobs but in my opinion its no worse than it is for people attracted to the same sex, the disabled or even people of certain ethnic origins to get such positions. Still a good achievement on her part but I'm not able to excited about it. This is the way it should be anyone should be able to get into any position they desire.
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No one gets handed a job on a silver platter wink.gif Well casual people don't

Exactly.
post #33 of 98
I don't know if you are a woman but it's my guess the majority of people here on OCN are guys, maybe females can relate and also feel proud of this better than us guys and there's nothing wrong with being happy about that

Just thought I would put that out there thumb.gif
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So what if she's a woman ? As long as she does her job well, it doesn't really matter.

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Is this kind of title really required?
Why not just her name rather then emphasis on the whole woman part, who gives a ****?

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The title irks me, and not in a good way.

If a person is capable, gender shouldn't matter or even be mentioned. Have some class.

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That's cool and all, but why on earth is the sex of this person newsworthy?! As long as she does her job well, personal details should not matter at all.

+1 to all of the above.
    
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Thread cleaned, and I've half a mind to shut this thing down already.

Guys, the title is what it is. It's there to generate clicks. In the dog-eat-dog world of internet news, where clicks are king, this sort sensationalistic headline is de rigueur.

I'm pretty certain it's not meant as a 'slight', it's just meant to generate clicks, so please ... get over it rolleyes.gif

And per the News rules, Frick is obliged to keep it as the thread title, it's not up to him.
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Perhaps change the source from Jezebel to a different article that is less sensationalized.
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Larson-Green has worked at Microsoft for 19 years and has overseen the launch of Windows 7 and its more controversial successor, Windows 8. She also led the visual redesign introduced in Microsoft Office 2007, and her earlier work at the company saw her working on Internet Explorer 3.0 and 4.0.
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Perhaps change the source from Jezebel to a different article that is less sensationalized.

Source switched to Videogamer.

To prevent riots. tongue.gif
post #38 of 98
If the title was something like 'Xbone Is Now Headed by A Dumb Girl, Barbie's Wonderland to Be First Exclusive Title!!!', then I'd say he needs to change it. The current one is fine, there's nothing 'wrong' with it whatsoever.

Edit: Or he can change it if he wants wink.gif
    
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My only concern is, is she an avid gamer herself and will she be able to make decisions that will please the gamer community? This seems to be a problem in general in some gaming companies, that the person making the big decisions doesn't really understand what gamers want.
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The fact that it's a women is meaningless, this female focused world were evolving into is beginning to annoy me everywhere we see that companies want more women in the workplace, governments repeatedly telling us that more women need to be in higher jobs just becuase they're women does not mean they should be given the job, It should always be the best PERSON for the job.

Here's an example, an actual poster in a school in the UK.

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