Researcher reveals how “Computer Geeks” replaced “Computer Girls”

the topic of woman in computing and the gender gap is so established and recognized that it has its own long and detailed wikipedia entry which somehow fails to mention the irony that programming in particular was viewed as “lowly”, feminine, clerical work and most early computer programmers were women. the programming field was once stereotyped as female. a researcher reveals how “computer geeks” replaced “computer girls” and now women make 49 cents for every dollar men make in silicon valley.

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