"Women can’t code because of biology”: 3 reasons it was a BIG MISTAKE for Google to fire James…

The problem is that too many people do not understand the difference between acknowledging a phenomenon and reinforcing a stereotype. I am currently studying Information Science and have noticed that there are very few females compared to males in my IT classes, but there are also hardly any males in my art, sociology, and literature electives. Suggesting that women can’t code because of biology is sexist and wrong, but suggesting that biology may help explain why women are generally less interested in tech jobs is a perfectly reasonable hypothesis for anyone to make. I think biology is perhaps one of many factors that explain the gender gap across many industries, but that does not mean that one gender is superior or inferior to another. We are all equally valuable people, with different abilities that we should embrace individually.

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