An update on the Ada Initiative
Posted Dec 31, 2011 9:19 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
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Another thing correlated with gender is brain anatomy. There are a bunch; one I remember is a much larger set of communication paths between the two brain hemispheres. Some of those anatomical differences can even plausibly explain some of the higher level psychological differences that have been observed between men and women through the ages. And some of those might explain women preferring to do other things than contribute to open source.
But I don't think it's necessary to explain differences between male and female interests with biology in order to argue against promoting diversity in open source participation. Interests developed culturally aren't any less valid.
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