So you're saying boys are being discriminated against when it comes to computer science? People are saying such as 'boys aren't good at math or technology'
Get your head out of your ass sometime.
I'm not saying that there's not some level of discrimination against women, or any other group for that matter. But I don't think discrimination is the sole, or probably even the biggest factor here.
I have a daughter and I see how society in general treats and raises girls. I never raised her to believe she needed to be a cute little princess, nor did I discourage it. I supported anything educational and fun that I didn't feel was harmful to her. And never once told her there was something that she couldn't do simply because she was a girl. She excels in school and is in every advanced placement class there is and is taking math at two grades higher than her other classmates.
Then I see how much differently her friends parents raise their kids. Girls are given play kitchens and princess movies. WTF? I got those things for my daughter when she wanted them. But I also got her a microscope, dinosaurs, and other things she asked for that are generally reserved for boys. She also had a computer of her own at two years old and a bunch of edutainment programs. The only thing she wanted for her 7th birthday was to have her computer hooked up to the internet. She's on some of the social media sites now, but she used it for her school reports and to put together various presentations for science classes.
I've also witnessed some of her male classmates be chastised by their parents for being outdone by my daughter. I couldn't tell you how many times I heard parents tell their sons to "man up" because of something they couldn't or wouldn't do that my daughter could. This happens with mothers as much as fathers, surprisingly.
I grew up poor and lived in areas that I'm guessing most on /. would be scared to even drive through in an armored vehicle. It was also a very different time. So between being poor and the stigma of being smart making you a "nerd", it wasn't easy to follow your interests and not get into fights over it. I got into plenty of scraps in my youth. So, yes, I can remember a time when boys were discriminated against who were into technology. Some of that probably still exists in poorer areas.
But I guess it's easier to blame an industry for these shortcomings rather than our society in general.