technology and gender

This is a few weeks old, but worth sharing. Jender at Feminist Philosophers asks Why are there so few women in technology fields?:

It must be their innate lack of ability, as the tech community is doing everything they can to make them feel welcome– even using images of them in powerpoint presentations! Like this one, from this conference. Reading the comments also reveals such a sophisticated understanding of feminism that one is shocked, shocked, to learn that there are very few actual women at the conference. (Thanks, Lani.)

Update: Mr Jender tells me there were 6 women out of the 200 at the conference, and he’s referred me to this post on the topic by one of those women.

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2 Responses to technology and gender

  1. Ira Socol says:

    unrelated comment – I’ve gotten great thanks from some Twitter folk I linked to your blog. They really enjoy it even if they’re not commenting. Also, if you have a moment, I’d lover your thoughts on http://speedchange.blogspot.com/2009/05/width-of-world.html

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks, Ira! For some reason, I missed your blog when I was transferring over to google reader (from bloglines). Good thing you commented! I’ll read your post. :)

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