If you have a daughter, niece, or granddaughter in school, please read this: To my daughter’s high school programming teacher

If you have ever wondered why there are so few females in computer-related fields, it’s probably because of experiences such as the one that this woman’s daughter went through. What makes it worse is some of the idiotic comments posted under the article. Some of those comments really make us wonder about the future of humanity. Fortunately, there are many other comments that indicate that people do understand that this is a real problem. We just wish there were more of them!

To my daughter’s high school programming teacher (Usenix)

Oh, and for those that focused on the comments about Visual Basic, that is not what the article is about. If that’s all you got out of it, you might want to read it again!

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