I wanted to link to this series of tweets back when I first saw them on Twitter, but thought I’d wait for a compilation link. And thus delivered! This history lesson/rant/sermon by Alice Maz reframes what we know about computer programming, where it came from, and who it’s for; and expertly illustrates how science/technical work get genderized with corresponding decline of prestige and pay for female-dominated industry. Ouch. Witness:
Read it allllll the way down to where she flips the scenarios to show how arbitrary and ridiculous it is.
Re: this, worth pointing out that coding fields masculine/logical vs feminine/intuitive is essentially arbitrary https://t.co/0RdyByuffI
— Alice Maz (@alicemazzy) July 16, 2015