Monday, March 17, 2014

Women in Tech: It's Complicated

"Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power." -- Oscar Wilde

There is a reason tech is a boys club, and it's not because girls are bad at math or science - or even that girls were discouraged from taking those subjects in school. It is not because men have conspired to keep women out, or that "brogrammer" culture is somehow "anti-woman."

The elephant in the chatroom is this: engineering is low-status work.