Feminism has proven that the cultural assumption people held of women being the empathetic gender was wrong.
Every perceived slight against women is taken seriously,whether real or not.
Society is really gynocentric, meaning it revolves around women as they are the biological limiter on reproduction. This worked to some degree when jobs were grueling and women took the bargain of less direct power for the safety of more comfort at home, doing less strenuous jobs while wielding power through proxy.
With modern technology, this changed the environment and now women have equal access, while still holding onto the societal biases of the past which gave them special status and considerations as protected people, less rights, less accountability and responsibility was transferred to the nearest man. Women/feminists cherry picked their way into the power structures of men, and society didn't fully reassess women's status. This is why irresponsible men who have children they cannot or will not pay for are thrown in jail, while the mothers who had every hand in the decision to irresponsibly bring children in to the world they cannot or would not pay for simply get a hand out. Accountability and judgement is not equally applied, and this has led to all this gender strife we've been seeing. Feminists are now cherry picking grievances when they are really demanding entitlement to the special treatment they are used to. I think a study showed that treating women equal to men in many cases was seen as misogynistic, this is the ugly reality of the situation.
Tech is a hard one for feminists because merit applies, if your code is bad, can you really blame the patriarchy? These aren't soft sciences where total bs gets a pass because of identity politics, skill matters, and so they've had more trouble imposing their will on this sector.
But they still try, while ignoring the gender differences which lead to the disparity. More men are on the autism spectrum and thus attracted to these fields, there is no way around that. Beyond that, people should question this demand for more women as if it were anything good. We got to the moon by harnessing the minds of the best, even some rather horrible people, former nazi's, and look how our scientific progress has stagnated as people have fixated more on what a person is than what they can do.
Women aren't treated badly in anything, there are simply women who misconstrue equal treatment with not being catered to as they have become accustomed to as a special class in society. The men in open source need to serve women, they have to be more charming, they have to be this or that, they have to white knight for women, raise them up when frankly women should rise on their own merits.
The special class in society for women is undeniable. Why do you think women wear heels, make up, long hair, all the impractical adornment is is an indicator of class, or an aspiration of a class which seeks to be above menial labor. The problem comes when this is not acknowledge and becomes toxic female entitlement which leads to accusations like these that women aren't being made "welcome". You are always welcome to work if your work is good, let alone for free, its an absurd statement to make.
The proof of this low standard is seen in who is held up as representative of "women in tech". Have people not noticed the Zoe Quinn's of the world? Someone who is so untalented they had to use an open source tool named twine which requires zero programming knowledge to write their choose your own adventure text game. And because this person without a degree or any relevant tech experience claims harassment as a woman, they are now a "woman in tech", and they've been speaking as representative for over a year now, even ending up in front of the UN. Complete hacks lie Quinn and Sarkeesian end up at the UN, their stories aren't questioned or their credentials, because there is this special standard for women in society of benevolent sexism no one wants to address to this very day, instead we have yet another "women aren't being served" in tech article....
Men and women do have in built bias's, or are we going to make the "we can pray the gay away" argument, things are innate, biological tendencies exist. It is amazing how the regressive left has spent its time both claiming that people are born gay and trans and on the other hand claiming biological gender difference is all societal influence. Countries like the nordics have already demonstrated that with more freedom the genders actually become more segregated, their behavior actually diverges. Women become the over whelming majority of the professions like nursing or teaching, while feminists who are bad at math and logic try to claim they are entitled to be half of everything else as well.
"Social development issues"? There is an entitlement issue of women expecting men to perform their traditional gender role of caring for women, charming them, providing, serving. Any autist in open source is fine as long as they are fair, people don't need to use open source as a social platform. This toxic female entitlement was seen in the case of the yale student who yelled at the professor "“Who the fuck hired you?” she asked, arguing that Christakis should “step down” because being master is “not about creating an intellectual space,” but rather “creating a home.”" This female entitlement now demands that open source be their home, so they can nest in it. Its funny how feminists actually reinforce every negative gender stereotype they complain about.
Anyways all this brings shame on the name of actual notables like Grace Hopper, just check out the wiki on that person, her story is impossible based on the feminist narrative of history, and I'm sure she would be ashamed of all the hacks being held up as "women in tech" by all the people who claim to be supporting women today. The Quinn's, the Brianna Wu's, the Sarkeesian's, not a stem degree between the lot of them. It exposes societies actual bias, and the underlying beliefs of the "protectors of women", they hold these women to such low standards because they actually think less of them.
And to go further on the empathy angle. Just look at the case of Tim Hunt, his reputation was destroyed, a noble laureate was smeared by a left wing press for months all on the word of a black woman who was exposed as having no credibility at all. But since he was higher than she was on the progressive stack, his treatment and destruction was deemed deserved by the regressive left, by the feminists who profited using the narrative for clicks while destroying this mans life. He is now moving to japan because he no longer has a place in the UK. Case after case, men are simply thrown to the wolves, and society simply doesn't care. Its no surprise that most suicides and homeless are men, but they are beneath the notice of most people, because men are expected to take care of themselves, they are expendable utilities for women and the state and their treatment simply follows their function. This is why clowns like Sarkeesian can get away with making every slight or virtual injury on a virtual woman as being evidence of a sexist society, all the while men are mown down by the millions in games, tortured, abused, simply expendable and beneath concern in every way, but harm a hair on a virtual woman's head and there is hell to pay. This reflects the true nature of society, there is an empathy gap, just not one feminists would ever acknowledge.