“Why can’t girls code?” hilariously sends up the sexist excuses for shooing girls and women away from tech

by Joey deVilla on May 20, 2016

If you watch only one video today, make it Why Can’t Girls Code?, which provides all sorts of crazy reasons why girls (and eventually, woman) shouldn’t take up programming or anything tech-related, from this one…

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…to this one…

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…to this one:

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As Margot Richaud, an alumna of Girls Who Code (the people behind the video) puts it:

“These videos may seem absurd, but sadly they’re not so off the mark. As a high school senior, I’ve had classmates and teachers tell me that coding is not for me, or that I’d be better off focusing on design and making something look ‘pretty’. These comments, plus the stereotypes that we see everyday of a coder as a nerdy guy in a hoodie, keep a lot of my friends from considering computer science as a career path. We need to change that and stop telling girls that coding is not for us. There is never be an excuse for a girl to not code.”

For more, visit GirlsWhoCode.com.

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1 Fernando May 29, 2016 at 9:01 pm

The only real reason why women aren’t into coding, almost exclusively, is misandry and anti-intellectualism(or, more specifically, social/personal disdain and aversion to all things nerdy in men, because it is so “unmasculine” or “beta”). They are a results of gender roles specifically imposed/enforced against men and by women, and they are the reason why so few women get into coding in the first place.

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