Well, I guess it doesn't matter how many are there, what matters is how many can be brought. For example, in my real life I've seen a lot of girls who are brilliant at maths, physics and coding, but still end up as doctors or nurses. Why? It's either parental pressure or their wrong perception that "coding is only for boys who are nerds and geeks". Currently there's a huge gender divide in the coding industry; with male programmers dominating.
As if those are the only 7 woman women who program :p
No one ever said there was, but having only 7 women doesn't even touch a fraction of women in programming or the fields you can do in programming.
The illusionist mirage wrote:
Currently there's a huge gender divide in the coding industry; with male programmers dominating.
Well, there are really only one or two areas I can think of that are woman dominated, otherwise almost all careers and industries seem male dominant. Hair stylists and waitresses are dominantly female. I'm sure there are more, but those are the two I can think of immediately.
No, I didn't forget actresses. I was worried if I put too many that could only be female that the joke would have been way to obvious or i would have come across as sexist.
Though, it is true that teachers are usually female. You can sit in the lobby of my son's school and see that every guy that comes down is usually a student aid to help students when the teacher is busy, or maintenance members. Otherwise they are all women, the Principal and Assistant Principal are women, the entire office are women, it seems everyone there are women with maybe three or four male teachers.
Though, I'm sure there are female programmers, but they are just busy programming and doing their jobs rather than announcing they are women. After all, remember the article about the girl that wanted to program and was turned away from it because the 'sexist male' mentality kicked in and started being rude to her.