How To Kill Your Tech Industry, by Marie Hicks
In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.
Decades ago, men kicked women out of the programming profession just as it was taking off. Now that women are fighting their way back in, men are finding new ways to protect their status.
Women in Computer Science: A 1983 MIT Report
In 1983, female computer scientists at MIT wrote a report on how sexism was pushing women out of their—historically female—field.
These were their recommendations.
In the age of Uber and VC sexual harassment and the Google memo... how much has changed? How many do we still need to start following?