Tasneem Raja at Mother Jones hightlights Silcon Valley’s growing brogrammer problem. It’s hard to to argue with people who say that women aren being turned off of computer science and engineering because of sexism:
As it is, women remain acutely underrepresented in the coding and engineering professions. According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics study, in 2011 just 20 percent of all programmers were women. A smaller percentage of women are earning undergraduate computer science degrees today than they did in 1985, according to the National Center for Women in Technology, and between 2000 and 2011 the percentage of women in the computing workforce dropped 8 percent, while men’s share increased by 16 percent.