Myanmar: How the military still controls the country, not Aung San Suu Kyi – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Finally a bit of truth about who is in control of what in Myanmar!

While Ms Suu Kyi’s party can easily pass normal legislation, the army bloc makes it almost impossible to amend the constitution.Importantly, that constitution makes sure the military keeps control of the three key ministries — Defence, Border and Home Affairs.Unlike Australia, where the Prime Minister is the commander-in-chief, Myanmar’s army operates completely independently of the Government.The guns and the borders are the exclusive realm of the Generals.Then there’s the Home Ministry.

Source: Myanmar: How the military still controls the country, not Aung San Suu Kyi – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far – The New York Times The Tech Equivalent of the KKK – “Keep the Women Down to Protect Male Privilege!”

Their complaints flow on Reddit forums, on video game message boards, on private Facebook pages and across Twitter. They argue for everything from male separatism to an end to gender diversity efforts.Silicon Valley has for years accommodated a fringe element of men who say women are ruining the tech world.Now, as the nation’s technology capital — long identified as one of the more hostile work environments for women — reels from a series of high-profile sexual harassment and discrimination scandals, these conversations are gaining broader traction.One of those who said there had been a change is James Altizer, an engineer at the chip maker Nvidia. Mr. Altizer, 52, said he had realized a few years ago that feminists in Silicon Valley had formed a cabal whose goal was to subjugate men. At the time, he said, he was one of the few with that view.