Weirdly enough, women were quite well represented in technology before the 80s. Clearly there was an interest - so what's changed?
Modern computers are fucking pieces of shit. No sane woman wants to fuck with one.
Women in other countries are somewhat more well represented in technology and more likely to go into STEM fields - so what are those other countries doing differently?
There are a number of things that make a strong case for the reasons women aren't well represented in tech being related to artificial issues rather than natural tendencies.
Tech isn't singled out as the one and only important field, by the way. I'm not sure where you get that idea from, but if you look at most any field with a lopsided gender ratio you'll see concern about the gender imbalance and efforts to remedy it.
Yes, wherever you look in America, you do see plenty of abject stupidity in the form of people trying to solve problems that aren't actually problems.
In any case, my guess as to why tech is singled out is not that tech is singled out, but that you're probably primarily reading tech sites where this gets discussed, so it just seems that way.
I wish the tech sites would spend more time discussing tech instead of completely unimportant PC bullshit like this. Is it any wonder America is slipping to last place in every possible category, except prison population, STDs, and arrogance?
Pull your head out of your asshole and worry about something that actually matters. Like the fact that your country is a fascist police state shithole.