Thanks to last year's work I have profiles on several social networking sites, and like a lot of women I've found that a fair percentage of the messages I recieve are: a) not fit for publication; b) indicate a complete inability to read a profile. Around 95% of these messages come from men obsessed with their penises. And yes, I am comparing the IT industry's passion for Java with some men's mine's bigger than yours insecurities.
Now I'm not going to generalise and say that all men have this mentality - it's not a noticeable trait amongst any of my friends and I choose to believe that they're a statistically normal sampling - but there is clearly a portion of the male population for whom this is their natural outlook and what they lack in numbers they more than make up for in zeal. This is the land of the double-glazing salesman, the used car dealer and that idiot who decided that basing call centres for banks in third-world countries would be a good idea. Alright, perhaps the last one is a different kind of moron, but I'll let you decide.
So without further ado, a poll:
Should these people be allowed online in the first place?
You would hire these people because:
And for anyone reading this who is a recruitment consultant and who takes pride in doing their job well, you have my deepest sympathies.