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It is SO good to hear this from a major presenter.
This is a major topic on Systers, and it is amazing that it still happens.
Apparently a presenter demostrated databases, using a database rating woman by hotness.
Now, please, if you can't present something to a group of high school (or better yet, middle school students), don't present it ever. It is't appropriate for any audience.