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Sexism ?

Sexism ?

Posted Jan 18, 2013 12:06 UTC (Fri) by micka (subscriber, #38720)
In reply to: Sexism ? by meuh
Parent article: Quotes of the week

Testosterone is also secreted by women.

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Yes, and very blatant at that

Posted Jan 19, 2013 0:28 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

There are sadly very few female kernel developers. While the percentage of women in engineering classes and jobs is around 10% [*], by what I can judge from kernel summit pictures the proportion of kernel devs is rather around 1%. Perhaps the lower proportions of testosterone in women explains why they don't code so much in C [**]. I know for a fact that I have come more in touch with my feminine side after extended periods coding in Python and JavaScript, although I have not tested my estrogen levels to see if there are morphological changes involved.

[*] These figures only apply to countries and times where there is not a barrier for high education for females, as evidenced e.g. by the abundance of women lawyers and doctors.

[**] This is a joke, people! I have had the luck to work with several female C developers who did a splendid job.

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