What evidence have you found that suggests that women are systematically ostracized from I.T.?
It's pervasive in everything, even in the names of stuff. E.g. there's a recent programming language that calls its interpolated strings "G-Strings". That's the class name in the code. A method for finding out the length of the "G-String" was added, called "size", in addition to the existing one called "length". So...
assert "----V----".size() == 9
We often say in the Perl world that objects that are ported to Moose "grow antlers." Arguably this is at least as female-hostile statement since only male moose grow antlers and therefore it establishes a male-normal perspective.
If I got leared at and hit on all the time when I'm just trying to get shit done I'd feel like I wasn't welcome either.
Are you just trying to enforce a burden of proof here? Or do you seriously not think that woman are ostracised in I.T?
I was referring world wide, not just U.S.
I suspect, yes, in some countries asian's are ostracised from upper management.