That post below – on robots – exemplifies one of the reasons more girls don’t get into computer science. Robot Wars, ferchristsake. Not that many females would give a shit about Robot Wars. Now, if they were demoing the robots doing something useful, it would be a different story.
In my experience, most women don’t really enjoy violence for violence’s sake.
Make love, not war! That reminds me, I saw a car with a bumper sticker that said Another Grandma for Peace. It had another lefty sticker I liked on it, too, but I can’t remember what it was. It was all ruined by the fact that granny was driving a mini-van. No sympatico from this quarter.
“In my younger days, when I was pained by the half-educated, loose, and inaccurate ways women had, I used to say, ‘How much women need exact science.’ But since I have known some workers in science, I have now said, ‘How much science needs women.'”
–Maria Mitchell, America’s first woman astronomer.