Re: Looking for women? - Something wrong with the numbers?

On Maw, 2005-03-08 at 19:09, Rob Adams wrote:
> Of course, I see no reason why women can't be hackers.  I don't see
> anything in the culture that should keep women out.  In fact, from what
> I can tell, most IT organizations and schools bend over backwards to try
> to get women.

I see things that keep groups of people out. Not just women either. The
"in your face" approach of many free software projects may well fit
American males and the like but it doesn't seem to fit Asian culture or
perhaps western female culture.

> The reason there aren't many women appears to be simply: women, on the
> whole and on the average, don't want to be hackers.  As to why this is
> true, we can really only speculate.  Cultural stigmas, fear,

No you need to go and produce data sets and do statistical analysis.
Alternatively you can ask them or listen when they offer suggestions


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