It doesn’t at all surprise me that a woman asked this question.
Recently, there was a cute campaign going around meant to help with inclusiveness and diversity awareness:
It wasn’t long before the backlash started of “My daughter doesn’t want to be butch, she likes her cute dresses” and the like. Entirely missed the point.
Perhaps the person who asked this question is like them. They’re the figure on the left, and they see the figure on the right as something different, something non-feminine; something other. It might be accepted that this “other” thing could be a coder, because that is not a woman – not really.
But is it possible that the one on the left could be a secret coder as well?
Shock, Horror – A coder in a dress!
Yes, women can code. And we can look darn cute doing it too.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Are-women-suitable-for-coding-related-jobs
Originally Posted On: 2015-05-17