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.
Bruce Banner: a character who’s been so routinely tormented by Marvel that he thinks Hank Pym is a guy who’s got his life together.
Celebrate Banned Books Week! Read all the books that are off-limits at every other time in the year. Experience all the classic tales that are taken away from you because some people think they are "too extreme" young adult readers. There are many other classic stories, such as Perks of Being a Wallflower, 1984, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, Lord of the Flies, Lord of the Rings, How to Kill a Mocking Bird, The Hunger Games, Jaws, and many more.
FIGHT THE SYSTEM! READ BANNED BOOKS!
Embrace the liberty of your imagination.