Women’s experiences in the Tech industry: Death by 1000 paper cuts
What a sad posting. It’s particularly sad because it’s 10 years after “Unlocking the Clubhouse.” Really? Haven’t we figured out how to do this any better yet?
My college classes have next to no women in them. A professor makes creepy comments about “geeky girls” during class. One of my few female classmates tells me she’s just doing this to prove her father wrong. Classmates don’t take me seriously until I scream. The first time I learned that you get to be a bitch or you get to be ignored – a choice that would later follow me to the working world. Four years of paper cuts. Four years of pushing myself too hard because I wanted to prove something.