Friday, April 04, 2008

Lea is Famous!

My friend Lea Kissner got interviewed for a Women in Engineering event. Like many of my other friends, she's a very direct person, and I enjoyed reading her interview:
In terms of being a woman in computer science, you have to just realize that some people are idiots. And you're unfortunately going to have to deal with some people being idiots.
When Lea was shopping for a bike, I was appalled by some of the responses she got from bike shops, even some really well-respected ones! Just like computer science, cycling (at least when you're talking about the nice bikes I like to ride) seems to be very male dominated, and this attitude towards women in cycling or in computer science is very harmful to the sport, hobby, or profession.
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