I’m a female and I really want to study Computer Science. I’ve heard males are more successful. Should I be discouraged and switch to another subject? Answer Request

I came along this question on Quora, that hot 100+ answers, both from male and female engineers and researchers, most of them asking the person not to be discouraged!

  • Please don’t quit. Please don’t quit. Please don’t quit.
  • Short answer: no way!
  • No, don’t switch!! At least not for that alleged reason.
  • Do not switch.

  • No, you should not. At least not due to the reason stated : your gender.

  • No, don’t switch if you really like to do that. Seriously.
  • FUCK NO, DON’T CHANGE!

  • No, no, NO!

They all mention great women engineers and also talk about the difficulties and challenges of being a women in a man-dominated world. I hope this reflect the many  people who are supportive for women in engineering environment!

It is a great link if you want to advise any girl to follow an engineering degree.

Thanks to Francisco Alberto Rodríguez Mayol for the link!

emilia

 

 

 

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