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Warum wir weniger Männer in der Informatik brauchen

Author: Lisker, M., & Irrgang, V.
Published in: Digital society blog
Year: 2021
Type: Other publications
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4745988

We argue for the idea that we need fewer men in computer science. We give four reasons for that: 1) It is unjust that the existence of the gender discrimination is invisible to the majority, while the minority is constantly burdened by it; 2) Male teachers can hardly relate to which extent technical understanding is not naturally given at all, as they ‘naturally’ received it qua being socialized as a boy; 3) (Male) nerd culture dominates computer science and fears to include new voices; and 4) Men undermine a positive identification with our meant-to-be role models.

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