In the early days of data processing on clunky mainframes, most data entry people were women, because they could type more rapidly and more accurately than men who had done woodwork or metalwork while their female fellow students learned touch-typing.

That’s the only area I’m aware of where women far outnumbered men in a computer related occupation. And then men learned to type, and that distinction went away.

But I’m with you: why should we think that a 50:50 gender balance in every occupation is possible, or even desirable? Let people pursue the work that satisfies them, and make those choices as individuals, regardless of gender.

It’s a free world after all, or at least it used to be. Gender equality? Why would we expect women to step backwards?

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I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.

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Al Black

Al Black

I work in IT, Community volunteer interested in Politics, support Capitalism as the best economic system for lifting people out of poverty, Skeptical scientist.