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Submission + - Google Has $100 for Girls Who Study Coding, $0 for Boys 1

theodp writes: "Thanks to Google," reads the Codecademy website (image), "every U.S. public high school girl who completes this 15-hour JavaScript curriculum will receive a $100 DonorsChoose.org gift code, which can be applied to a project requesting awesome resources for public school classrooms." Boys need not apply? You got it. Codecademy explains, "Why just girls? Currently only 12% of computer science graduates are women, and great tech companies like Google want to see more smart girls like you enter this awesome profession!" Sorry, Charlie. "DonorsChoose.org gift codes will be distributed only to girls," further explains the text accompanying the I'm-a-girl-at-a-U.S.-public-high-school checkbox, "but we'd love for boys to learn to code as well!" A recent FastCompany piece on DonorsChoose promoted by Melinda Gates suggests boys won't get too far protesting this promo or other girl-friendlier DonorsChoose partnerships with Code.org and Google — the non-profit reportedly has two words for critics of its tactics: 'Screw You.'

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