A Low Point

Q: Why are there no women on this panel?


A fair question.


A: Because gender isn't a factor in selecting speakers and I refuse to discriminate on gender, so called "positively" or otherwise.


An unapologetic answer, and one I *wish* I had directly given after the panel.


The question I don't mind. It's as legitimate as I hope people will realise my answer is, whether they agree with it or not.


What I found disappointing was the way in which it was handled, and a sensitive issue abused in an unprofessional, disrespectul, and puerile manner.

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Taken on June 8, 2007