My first degree is in mathematics. So I looked up the studies. I did the math. And it just didn't add up. Biology doesn't explain our gender gap.
I used to do this presentation on whatever paper was handy when someone tried to spout this misconception in my hearing. But I thought it might be more useful if I put it online, and I'm sure lots of other women from the Grace Hopper Celebration would like these slides to use and share.
So here it is. A quick presentation that explains why biology cannot explain the gender gap in computer science:
How does biology explain the low numbers of women in computer science? Hint: it doesn't.
Like it? Hate it? Catch the Mathnet reference? Let me know.
The slides have also been posted to My personal blog and Geek Feminism... Feel free to pass them on!