Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Mar 2017 19:57 UTC
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Modern computer science is dominated by men. But it hasn't always been this way.

A lot of computing pioneers - the people who programmed the first digital computers - were women. And for decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged, even as the share of women in other technical and professional fields kept rising.

What happened?

An older article from 2014 that - sadly - just refuses to become irrelevant.

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RE[3]: Comment by mramsey
by ianm on Tue 28th Mar 2017 04:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by mramsey"
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What a load of BS.

Men and women are fundamentally different (despite the brainwashing you have undergone). Men are typically attracted to technical roles and women are typically attracted to people focused careers.

A STEM focused female is far more likely to be interested in a career in medicine or dentistry than software or engineering.

Shareholders are only interested in the bottom line. They don't give a f*ck about about diversity.

This is unsubstantiated nonsense. Women are motivated to avoid falling with people who promote bigoted nonsense like this, and there is apparently an oversupply of this type of person in IT workplaces. This opinion has no foundation in valid science; it's just sexist BS.

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