This is likely in part a self prepuating cycle, seeing few women leads you to think women don't belong in IT, which leads you to be suspicious of any women who are in IT, the women get tired of hostile reactions and drop out, this leads to fewer women in IT..... That's exactly my point. The other really messed up thing with that typing is the few women who are recogized as being geeks, are such the generic female! I mean, look at the Frag Dolls (who are horrifying) or even Suicide Girls, who are pretty much just modern day cheerleaders with nose rings. Us 'normal' women get even more sidelined because we're not prancing around in babydoll T-shirts. This hasn't become the focus just yet, but give it time.