September 23

Anonymous said: I am a young woman, and I found a love for programming recently (last year). It is the only thing I have ever wanted to pursue as a career, but I'm terrified of what my future holds. I have a lot of anxiety and I was hoping you could offer some reassurance about this field. I'm not going to give up because I'm afraid of sexism, but I'd like some idea that there is hope for change. Is there hope? (And is there anywhere I can find people to talk to about this?) Thank you for your help.

prettygirlstech:

keepcalmandprogram:

Do not give up hope! Things are changing exponentially.

There’s a ton of momentum to get more women and minorities into tech. The world is full of all kinds of people, and these people need software, apps, gadgets, what-have-you to serve their needs and meet their demands.

Newsflash: a bunch of white dudes can’t always meet the demands of the entire freakin planet, which, by the way, is comprised of more women than men. We need thoughtful developers from all genders and groups if we’re going to make tech relevant and useful to EVERYONE.

This list should comfort and motivate you—

Organizations/Schools for female programmers and women in tech:

• Women’s Coding Collective - https://thewc.co/
• Girl Develop It - http://www.girldevelopit.com/
• Ada Developers Academy, Women’s Code School - http://adadevelopersacademy.org/
• MIT Women’s Technology Program - http://wtp.mit.edu/
• Hackbright Academy - http://www.hackbrightacademy.com/
• Rails Girls - http://railsgirls.com/
• Girls Who Code - http://www.girlswhocode.com/
• Black Girls Code - http://www.blackgirlscode.com/
• Girls Learning Code - http://girlslearningcode.com/
• Women in Technology - http://www.womenintechnology.org/
• Women && Tech - http://womenandtech.com/

Examples of Companies Donating Money:

• Etsy Hacker Grants for Women - http://www.etsy.com/hacker-grants
• Google Women in Tech Conference and Travel Grants - https://www.google.com/edu/students/women-in-tech-conference-and-travel-grants/
• Google sponsors over $150k of grants for female programmers - https://www.hackerschool.com/blog/29-google-sponsors-grants-for-female-programmers

Women in Tech to Follow:

• @melindagates - https://twitter.com/melindagates
• @shanley - https://twitter.com/shanley
• @ashedryden - https://twitter.com/ashedryden
• @ameliagreenhall - https://twitter.com/ameliagreenhall
• @JFriedhoff - https://twitter.com/JFriedhoff
• @aminatou - https://twitter.com/aminatou
• @angelinamagnum - https://twitter.com/angelinamagnum
• @gwenshap - https://twitter.com/gwenshap
• @marthakelly - https://twitter.com/marthakelly

Stuff to Read:

• Model View Culture - http://modelviewculture.com/ - a zine
• Medium.com - https://medium.com/search?q=women%20in%20tech - search for women in tech, female tech, etc.

If you need advice from women in tech, join the Systers mailing list - http://anitaborg.org/get-involved/systers/. It’s a really supportive community.

The above list is a small handful of stuff that I just pulled out of my bookmarks. But it proves my point that women in tech are NOT alone. We’re out there, and we’re vocal, and we’re going to make things better.

So welcome! We’re happy to have you :

P.S. Did you know that a woman wrote the first modern programming language? And coined the term debugging? Grace Hopper <3 - http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/hopper.html

What a great response with so many resources. Love it.

shamelesslyunladylike:

the-hairy-heterophobe:

if anybody asks me why i hate men, i’m just gonna redirect them to this post.

it’s pretty fucking obvious that men only want to invest in breast cancer research to further degrade, objectify, and jerk off to body parts they already feel 100% entitled to. that’s what is at stake for them. 

what about the women whose “tatas” weren’t saved? how must they feel being surrounded by awareness ads that focus more on keeping women’s sexy-sexy-titties-to-continue-titillating-the-males than saving real life human beings and helping survivors? 

If anyone’s wondering, those posts came from here. It’s a forum for breast cancer support. Give it a read, and you’ll see how many women are outright abandoned by their husbands, sometimes after being married for decades, because their “tatas” couldn’t be saved.

And this is why I HATED that save the boobies shit everyone loved in high school. Like, my grandmother lost her life trying to save her tits and my
Mom has chunks taken out of hers. Fuuuuuuuck that mess.

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Srsly, if you’re transphobic in any capacity, gtfo my blog.

angerinyourbones:

Study after study after study shows that spanking children causes anger, aggression, decreased impulse control, anxiety, lower thresholds for frustration etc etc

You didn’t “turn out just fine” because you were smacked, you turned out “just fine” IN SPITE of it.

I also wouldn’t call someone who thinks violence against children “just fine” but.. Y’know.

moochingwarwidows:

so I’ll stick to my guns, 
but from now on it’s war

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dynastylnoire:

imsoshive:

Seriously …

THIS IS AN ABOMINATION

dynastylnoire:

imsoshive:

Seriously …

THIS IS AN ABOMINATION

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September 22

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