I’ve been reading and watching tv a lot over the last couple of days. Here are some things I’ve noticed:
- people who work at Google are guys
- people who work in Silicon Valley have beards
- the tech people behind the Obama campaign digital strategy are smart guys
- when traveling, you need your moisture wicking briefs
Do you see a pattern? I’m starting to wonder if there are any women involved in tech at all, even in tech journalism. If I worked at Wired, I’d sure as hell make sure that stories don’t leave women out. And if I was a producer for a big news network, I’d make sure pronouns and nouns that referred to gender in tech stories were inclusive. You may claim I’m being too PC, but these things matter. They are part of the way that girls are subtly (and not so subtly) told that tech careers are not for them.