Fubini: When did "predominantly male" become "male dominated"?
G33k3ss: ikanreed: It only takes one sexist shiatheel who doesn't trust women [anyone else] with code to make their professional life a living hell. And they do exist. So women [people] leave the industry entirely. It happens. I've seen it almost happen to one brilliant electrical engineer who was a friend of mine since childhood. She took a year off and jumped back in, but it's not a thing that doesn't happen.Look, lots of people have had trouble with other employees in this way at the office. I had one sysadmin when I was a lowly first line support slave that didn't think ANYONE could do their job better than he could. It sucked, for both me another employees. Unfortunately, he wasn't going anywhere no matter who complained, so you either deal, or you move on, like I did. Being picked on by another employee at work has nothing to do with gender.
Fubini: See, that sounds anti-female, the idea that women are taking over and actively oppressing men. They aren't, and people can and do call out male inequality, like the fact that girls are now doing better academically and succeeding in college at higher rates than men. You can talk about it, and you can call it a bad thing (in my undergrad it was almost universally agreed that it wasn't good to have 65% of the student population be female, both for cultural and romance opportunities).
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