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Response to Confusious (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:56 AM

3. It's mostly something else.

Several somethings, really.

First and foremost are gender roles: Women supposedly aren't into nerdy stuff. Any that show interest in it catch hell for stepping outside of preconceived notions of gender as only kids can dish it out.

The ones that get past that and decide to go into a techy field anyway rapidly discover that CS and IT fields are usually a hostile environment for women.

If they're conventionally attractive they're pestered incessantly by "Nice Guys", if they're not conventionally attractive they're utterly ignored. It doesn't most people long to bail on a situation like that.

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