So if this isn't the way we want the world to be how do we change it?
Given my last two posts I obviously believe that there is a way through this. That the environment we are discovering should treat everyone as just another node in the network whose power is relative to the validity of what they are saying and the the willingness of others to listen and give it credibility irrespective of whether they are male or female, old or young, senior or junior, black or white.
But what to do?
Do we resort to the blunt mechanics of positive discrimination. tokenism and the over simplification of political correctness or do we each examine our own motives in our own networking, associations and filtering to try to eliminate anything other than evidence based decisions about who adds value and who doesn't without prejudice.