[LMB] Programming, was: Re: OT: Afterlife

B. Ross Ashley brashley46 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 1 03:25:52 GMT 2020

On Sat, 31 Oct 2020 12:05:13 -0700, Jean Lamb wrote:

> In HIDDEN FIGURES, programming was shown as grunt work, suitable for women.

> Somehow that changed when the real money flowed into the field. As it so often does.

> And the opposite happens--when women predominate in a field, like medicine in Russia, the women's specialties somehow always pay less than the ones that
> men predominate in. 

> You can watch how salaries change--when men moved into nursing, somehow the salaries increased, and the men just somehow ended up in the spots with higher pay. 

> Amazing. 

Yeah, innit? And the one nurses' union official I have know, from my three decades as a hospital worker and not one of his constituents, is a male ER nurse.
It does give one pause.

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