Sexism in the IT industry
Today, while I was checking my emails and notifications on Twitter, Facebook, etc… I noticed I received an email on LinkedIn from someone who I recently accepted the invite thinking we would have a professional chat.
However, this is what I saw:
Nothing can piss me off more… How can people want to see more women in the IT industry if this is the kind of comment we get?
It is not the first time I get comments on what I look like rather than on what I am capable of but receiving that on LinkedIn is maybe even more pathetic.
Who cares who’s hot, who’s not? I love programming, this is my passion and THAT is what matters and this is what I would like people to see in me.
How do you want to fight the impostor syndrome of telling yourself “I got the job just because I’m a woman” if the only thing people tell you is like “Oh, you’re doing IT…?”, or “You don’t have the face of someone who’s into robotics”…
I’m really fed up of the idea that women just need to be sexy and this is it. Sexism is still present in the industry and pushing women away from programming careers. This is just sad.
“There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”
— Madeleine Albright
The Ping-Pong Theory of Tech World Sexism
What is the blue light from our screens really doing to our eyes?
We’ve known for a while that excessive screen time is not good for your sleep schedule, but the latest findings are overwhelmingly gloomy – and extend well beyond insomnia.
Full article here:
After reading this I’m definitely going to look into cutting down blue light time on evenings, would appear there are a few apps and things that can run on computers to help cut the blue light which are worth looking at. But as I plan our new house out will be sure to incorporate different bulbs in different rooms as described.
Gonna try this out on our devices. https://justgetflux.com/
I LOVE FLUX. It’s the greatest.