Now we're getting somewhere. Unfortunately, it is - at a previous employer, this was actually something that happened. We had a younger, Asian lady working as a repair tech - she was attractive, and was often pulled onto the sales floor by the store manager to help sell in computers because she could literally twist guys around her finger. She'd play the "I no speak English well" stint, bat her eyes, and play up the "Sexy Geek Girl" archetype... and it worked. Terrifyingly well. The underlying target is, at its core, sexism. The problem I see is that we encounter exactly what our neighbor did - equating equal hiring practices for females to being the same as equal hiring practices for developmentally challenged. I think the fault in that argument is self evident - on the one hand, we have a difference of gender that has no solid evidence to indicate it has any bearing whatsoever on intellectual capacity. On the other, we have a difference in statistically provable cognitive ability that can demonstrably impact job performance. That said, I commend you on your arguments, and I see now where you are coming from. I apologize for my earlier outburst - folks that try to drive a wedge in equality issues are a thing that gets me riled up pretty quickly - my mindset is simple. We're all Human, we're all on this Third Planet of the Sol system called Earth, we all need to get over our damn selves and work together. Man, Woman, White, Black, Asian, Straight, Lesbian, Gay, Trans... fuck, I don't care if you identify as an Apache Attack Helicopter (to cite what is probably the most extreme case of red herring I've seen with regards to sexual identity) - that has zero bearing on your ability to do a job. What does have said bearing is your ability to actually do the job, and hiring should be based on tangible, demonstrable measures therein. Case in point - to join the US Army Rangers, you should have to pass the physical exam. To be a Network Admin, you should be able to actually administrate, setup, troubleshoot, and maintain a network. So on and so forth.