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thatssoscience:

What Happened to the Computer Girls? 

Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.

So what happened?

Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011. 

Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM. 

Computer Science departments in universities are some of the most racist, sexist, downright misogynist hell holes, with the worst kind of men. Everyone from male professors to male TAs are bullying arseholes who eschew the worst kind of “white male victim” complex. Not only do they treat female students like crap, they also pick on female professors in the department. Many male professors don’t help female students, and male TAs are creepy fucks who think they can flirt with you if you go to them for help, especially if you’re a non-white woman. 

I stumbled through my BSC in Computer Science and electronic engineering a few years ago. I don’t put it to as much use anymore, at least not the way I did just after graduation, but it still comes in very handy. Admittedly there weren’t a huge number of girls in my year group, but we were all relatively close and nobody ever raised any concerns. In fact the head of the entire department is Professor Maria Fasli. She was, and indeed remains, rather bloody wicked. (And I’m not just saying that because she name-dropped my team and I at the graduation ceremony, holla)

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supremacy-of-nature:

Milo got a flower stuck on his nose today

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07th
September
agonoszikred:

I HGAVE TOE SAVE TEhe priNCESS

This makes me happy.

agonoszikred:

I HGAVE TOE SAVE TEhe priNCESS

This makes me happy.

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Anybody ever still go through those moments where, you’re with the person you like, and you just spontaneously decide to ask each other questions to get to know each other better? I feel like I used to think a little harder and put actual effort into those questions. Now I just kick things off with, ‘How would you dispose of a dead body?’ and see how the conversation goes. 

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I couldn’t care less who you are, if you’re white, of colour, male, female, transgender, gender fluid or whatever the fuck you are. If you choose to be a piece of shit to other people, one almighty cunt-bag of a human being, then you deserve nothing good in this world. Me personally, I will just let you know that, and then subtract you from my life.

Sick of it. The only hatred I have in my heart is for people who spread misery and pain, and even then, carrying this kind of bitterness around, that’s wrong but it’s my own flaw and I’ll deal with it.

Some people make me feel like ejecting myself into the sun.

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Nutella is my main love interest right now.

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