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Women considered better coders – but only if they hide their gender

…code written by women was in fact more likely to be approved by their peers than code written by men. But that wasn’t the end of the story: this only proved true as long as their peers didn’t realise the code had been written by a woman. “Our results suggest that although women on GitHub […]
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Strong Female Characters: Rarely Strong, Barely Characters

When Dan O’Bannon was writing the script for Alien, he wrote the character of Ripley to be strong and complex. He also originally imagined Ripley being male. When no actor was found who could portray the character as O’Bannon had imagined, Casting Director Mary Selway brought them a woman who had every quality they were […]