hairylunch (hairylunch) wrote,

Gender stereotypes

So, I was reading blogcritics for the first time in a while. For those who aren't familiar, blogcritics is a meta-blog that pulls from other blogs. So I read this post about an IT specialist who was doing a service call. Interesting read, both from the perspective of how technology has affected society, and also well written.

Anyway, I was surprised by how when I was reading it and I got to the part that read "not much on my mind besides a sexy dress I wanted and a pair of earrings that I would love to have" I had to pause, and re-read the line, just then recognizing that the writer was female. I had made the assumption that since it was an IT person and a blogger it was a male. Of course, if I had read it off the author's page, I would have realized it was a female. Females in IT are somewhat scarce. Of course, now I'm wondering what the demographics of bloggers are . . . and I wonder how the two groups are related? i.e. What percentage of bloggers are in IT?

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