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  • because they are about half of the population and so naively I would expect them to be about half the programming population.

    The lack of homosexuals does not bother me unless you can provide information that homosexuals are in programming at disproportionately low rates compared to their incidence [wikipedia.org] in the general population. Given that homosexuals, transgenders, etc tend to cluster, a large fraction of your friends may fall in those groups, but unless you can convince me that under 1-2% of programmers are g

    • Even though I started with the GLTB piece, I guess my main concern is the involvement of women. As you put it, the percentage of bisexuals, homosexuals and transgenders in a society is a relative small fraction which could explain not noticing that fraction in programming communities. Also, there's the whole "not going around asking people for their sexual orientation" which I couldn't agree more on.

      I was surprised to hear that there's a share of homophobes in the Perl community. I don't know a lot of peopl

  • Does anyone think it's a matter of how we project our coding world to others and probably, the overall tone computers and IT has towards women? Is it something else?

    What "overall tone"?

    Maybe it's just we who are stupid to spend our precious time alive sitting in front of a flat screen tapping on plastic thinking about puzzles? (Or puzzling over WTF the puzzle is not working as it should..)

    And, sorry, I can't resist...

    It's thinking, exploring, trying stuff, being matriculate and thorough

    I think you mean

    • I'm not sure if there were any insinuated insults (hell, maybe obvious ones) I missed, so I might actually reply to stuff I shouldn't (because they're suppose to be insults).

      • Overall tone of "this is where the boys play" or something like that. The recent stream of lectures that make women feel outsiders (there were a lot of discussions on them lately, I hope you caught some and know what I'm talking about) are a good example of how we're setting that tone.
      • Yes, I think of programming as puzzles. I find