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Comment the nerd factor (Score 0, Redundant) 596

The other side of the "nerd factor":
Attractive women in the field aren't taken seriously.

I have a friend, who is a very beautiful, stylish woman who was graduating at the top of her class in computer science at UCSC during the height of the dot-com boom. We went to a job fair, and stopped at a booth for Nokia. The guy running the booth looked her up and down, and asked "Are you looking for a receptionist position?".

With that sort of attitude towards us, is it any wonder we don't stay?

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.