Women aren't discouraged from being in IT. As others have already commented (women even), women don't pursue IT careers because they simply don't enjoy the field. In my IT classes in college, few of the women in the major were pursuing networking or programming, instead the women were pursuing graphic arts and e-commerce. I conversed with the women in my basic IT classes to understand what they were interested in and few of them enjoyed the required hardware/software maintenance classes and networking classes for the degree. There was a maverick here and there of course, which was cool with me.
Why shove IT at women when they're not interested? Could it be *shock* that men and women are different? *bites fingers and shivers at the thought*
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