Friday, March 7, 2014
I often hear laments about the lack of women in technology fields, even though I believe much of this is caused by women finding technology-heavy work environments unattractive. This blog post explains the issue better than I ever could, focussing on two issues:
- equality and interchangeability are not the same
- economic needs often overshadow family needs
The last item bears more exploration. There is an unspoken feeling in the USA that whatever is good for the economy is also good for society, and by extension the family. Even when presented with demonstratable cases where this is false, the assumption remains that, at some macro level, this balances out. See this post for more details.