Are most programmers male?

Raquel Rice raquel at
Mon Aug 19 05:46:27 CEST 2002

On Sat, 17 Aug 2002 12:02:26 +0100
"James Kew" <james.kew at> wrote:

> "Bo M. Maryniuck" <b.maryniuk at> wrote in message
> news:mailman.1029229291.3186.python-list at
> >Only some punky moms,
> >who absolutely does not care about own babyes still are
> >programmers.
> Oh please: there's a counter-example to that in my own small
> office. Saying that to Patricia, who is a very good C programmer,
> a very good mother to two young kids, and a softly-spoken
> Christian, would get you a well-deserved punch in the mouth.
> Sterotyping women as illogical baby-factories hardly encourages
> them to enter computing. Our loss.
> James

... besides being one of the stupidest things to come out of
someone's mouth.

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for
tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be
the miracle.
  --Phillips Brooks

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