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Training Girls Away From Technical Careers

Let’s get this put to bed now: At the grade school level, girls are far and away better at most technological challenges than are boys. I’ve seen it for years; I’ve lived it for years. Where is the failure? It resides in the adults in a girl’s life who tell her she shouldn’t be wasting her time with computers and that she should start wearing skirts and dresses instead of jeans and that damned three button pullover shirt. Some will go so far as to point out the lack of female presence in the technology workplace as proof. Well yeah…there is a smaller female representation. That’s because mommy and school career counselors are channeling her into roles “more suited to her gender” and their preconceived ideas of her abilities.