Women are grossly underrepresented in scientific fields. Why is that? What can women contribute to science, and what can people do to help them? There are many reasons women might not choose a science-related career, but science needs them. The increased involvement of women in science can add a new level of diversity to scientific research, since women, having slightly different brains, tend to lean toward more qualitative research styles, and do more interdisciplinary research, the type of research they believe to be better at solving society’s problems.
Not only when they have the interest be as a little girl playing with her toy Barbie that says, "math is hard". Research could be done on the math ability of women compared to men. On the contrary, women have groups to encourage them to enter into the field. The groups show that even though women are pushed out of the field they must be important because the societies and organizations exist. Why is it that women are being so strongly pushed out just to be pulled back in by the organization, it's because they are an important aspect to the field.
There have been so many discoveries and research done by women that have influenced modern day science that would not and could not have been done if women were not encouraged to be curious and seek higher education. Today women are encouraged to go after their dreams and are not pushed into a forced role, they can do whatever they want with their life, because it is their life to live. These changed economic values and ample access to education changed the definition of girlhood to be more
However, women aren’t fighting for equality just between men and women in different fields of work, rather they are trying to gain equality within the same careers. Equality has been a fight for women since the 1800s. And while women have achieved huge accomplishments, such as the right to vote, it seems they are always just short of attaining full equality among men in the working world. There still are stereotypical prejudices occurring in the workforce. For the rest of this research project I plan to reach further reasons behind gender inequalities in regards to sociological aspects present in society and hopefully come to a conclusion to this ongoing issue.
Swain and Harvey argue, “This technology gender gap is affecting half our population and causing it to be unprepared to contribute to the demands of a high-tech twenty-first century” (17). While this may not seem like a serious issue to some, it is an issue that will ultimately lead to a bigger problem if not handled immediately. So why are there so few women in the technology field? To answer that question, I must first find out why are there so few women in the technology and computer classes, considering that this atmosphere is the most common place where the interest for computers is born. The purpose of my research is to examine the shortage of females in the technology field.
The Gender Divide in Computer Science Abstract: This paper examines the gender divide in computer science. Computer science is a relatively new field, but still has few females involved in it. Numbers seemed to be on the climb for a while only to dwindle back down. Stereotypes and media play a large role in discouraging women, but some universities are trying to change this by encouraging women. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has made some significant increases in women enrolled in computer science.
(UN, 2010) This could be attributed to the common misconceptions about engineering. Most people have insufficient knowledge on what kind of work engineers really do. The perception of engineering as a male profession has also influenced most women to prefer other programs than engineering. Competencies required in engineering have also affected the preference of women on taking up such programs. The purpose of this study is to identify the factors affecting the female students’ decisions on pursuing engineering programs.
Her reputation grew, her words finding a new audience, but crucially the movement had traction. It would take generations for her dream to be achieved but it is clear that without her, the movement might not have begun at all. In the 1840’s education began to reform, as beliefs came into place that mothers needed to have a substantial education, as they were the first educator of the child, this was also due to the stress that the developing feminist movement placed upon education, along with a number of other factors. One of the only jobs available to women in the early half of the nineteenth century was the position of governess, however those who were seen respectable enough to hold such position were more often than not poorly educated and so were not prepared to take on such a job. Furthermore, those middle-class women who required a job also did not have the appropriate education to fill this post, and so colleges were set up in which to train women to become teachers.
Finally, computers were no longer a revolution but an evolution since the 1950’s. During the course of this time many men as well as women had influenced technology. Unfortunately, women have not received the same form of recognition as the men have in this field of study. After carefully researching women in technology, it was observed on how true this was. It was difficult to find the names of women who were influential in computing let alone their biographies.
Title: The efforts to educate the women in Kabul just aren’t enough. The women of Kabul have faced educational barriers, struggled in the work place, because of cultural and religions norms. In the past few decades there had been in increase in women working to get an education. Women are looking for resources that they can reach, investing in a good education, not just for themselves, and for their futures. Women all around the world have always been placed at the end.