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?
Whether you realize it or not, you’ve spent your entire life being trained to empathize with white men. From Odysseus to Walter White, Hamlet to Bruce Wayne, James Bond to the vast majority of biopic protagonists, our art consistently makes the argument that imperfect, even outright villainous, men have an innate core of humanity. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Good art should teach us to empathize with complex people.Read More
Why women still aren't well or equally represented in the sciences (or, more specifically women in science, technology, engineering, and math — STEM) is a complex topic, and there's been a lot of talk about it of lately.Read More
We’ve come a long way from the days of Mad Men’s secretaries and cigarette girls. But make no mistake about it: although things have improved, women are still not equal in the workplace. They do not receive equal pay. They do not receive equal treatment. And they are still subject to harassment and discrimination on the job. And being a woman in the tech industry is even tougher.Read More
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