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Shermann

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20. I took CS and I only recall one woman in my class
Sat May 25, 2024, 04:55 PM
May 25

Last edited Sat May 25, 2024, 06:10 PM - Edit history (4)

This gets into the whole nurture versus nature debate. I'll go against the grain and say there is an aspect of nature here. To be a computer scientist, you have to be a little bit screwed up. If you graduate and get a job, you are likely going to stare at a screen for eight hours or more with minimal interaction with others. On some level you have to be maladjusted and anti-social to do it day after day, let alone to be obsessed with it. And if you aren't, you are going to be competing (and interacting) with those who are. And those flawed individuals tend to be male for whatever reason. Women seem generally more balanced and may be showing good instincts regarding the real nature of STEM jobs. Any man or woman going into this field should have their eyes wide open about this.

I was not expecting that. From 2015, see background story CurtEastPoint May 25 #1
Hmmm, Arne May 25 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author marble falls May 25 #3
So different from Harrison Butker's misogynistic commencement speech. Lonestarblue May 25 #4
No kidding! Brenda May 25 #12
Bravo, Jared! Picaro May 25 #5
So true. And as I worked in the Science and Engineering Dept judesedit May 25 #6
It makes me mad such a comment had to be made onetexan May 26 #27
And you did it! An inspiration to the female students of the future judesedit May 26 #31
Buttoneer......... Upthevibe May 25 #7
Mauldin is a great American name. Kid Berwyn May 25 #8
Engineering was definitely a boy's club in the 'seventies. hunter May 25 #9
That glass ceiling is very real. But us women in the various STEM disciplines are creating small splinters onetexan May 26 #28
Well done, Jared. Martin68 May 25 #10
This reminds me of a yahoo "chat room" around Y2K... Hermit-The-Prog May 25 #11
I took CS and I only recall one woman in my class Shermann May 25 #20
Men who are feminists are treasures dlk May 25 #13
He is amazing. StarryNite May 25 #14
Good guy! lindysalsagal May 25 #15
Yes! Good Guy! and Smart Guy! raging moderate May 25 #25
i didn't know whether to expect this or the opposite. soldierant May 25 #16
Hurray for Jared. stage left May 25 #17
The last sentence is a bit naive mercuryblues May 25 #18
This is a pleasant surprise - I had expected something entirely different. PatrickforB May 25 #19
Fred and Ginger.... IcyPeas May 25 #21
love that truth! Evolve Dammit May 25 #24
Deleted LW1977 May 25 #22
Right on. MLAA May 25 #23
I went to high school 1962-1965. PoindexterOglethorpe May 25 #26
This made me smile LetMyPeopleVote May 26 #29
I graduated with an engineering degree in the late 80's MichMan May 26 #30
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