I have a slightly different perspective here.
Vidya Narayanan

“I do believe that we want more women to take up tech.”

I know you want more women to take up tech. I just don’t understand why you care either way if any particular field has a majority of males or females. It seems like a very peculiar obsession to me.

There are actually lots of reasons why most people in tech are men; just as there are lots of reasons why fields like languages and medicine are dominated by women. Some of them are biological and some of them are down to sheer choice. Provided everyone has the same opportunities and the same freedom of choice, then you are always going to get disparities in outcome. That is called living in a free society and its a wonderful thing.

Do you also believe that society needs to artificially engineer “equality” (whatever that is) in fields that are dominated by women?

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