Girls don’t play with computers
Why don’t girls play with computers? I’m not saying there are no exceptions, but this is the rule. In the three years I’ve studied Computer Science, there have never been more than two females in any of my classes at the same time. Perhaps it’s the stereotypes. Girl geeks are stereotyped as shy, introverted and socially awkward. But then so are the guys, and I’m sure we appreciate the stereotypes just as much as the females. Perhaps it actually represents a difference between the sexes. Programmers and computer geeks tend to be solitary and self-sufficient. Girls are trained from middle school to be social, popular, and interested in human interaction. I wish I knew all of the answers. It would be nice to spend more time around girls.