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Tue 16th Jan, 2007

The invisible macho danger

I worked out that there were 38 women and 12 men for the first session of the LinuxChix miniconf. In the question time, it came out that the FOSSPOS study (I've yet to find it on the intarweb) showed that FOSS and Linux has an order of magnitude fewer women compared to the rest of the IT industry. And yet, when I asked my question "why is this?" Val Henson pointed out to us that, even with that proportion of women in the room, all of the questions up to and including mine had been asked by men.

Ouch.

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