What Happened to the Computer Girls?
Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.
So what happened?
Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011.
Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM.
I have seen lots of traditional Mennonites at the Cleveland Zoo and, of all place, the Cleveland Air Show.
There were hundreds of Mennonites at the zoo today. Went for a picture of an elephant with the intent to crop this but I thought this was elegant. FYI it is ok to photograph this level of less conservative Mennonites, just not the Amish.
I never, ever thought I’d see Barack Obama on Between Two Ferns! Damn, this is funny. What a smart way to reach some of those 20-somethings who haven’t been signing up for Affordable Care Act coverage.