My views on women in science and technology have always been terribly skewed. My mother is a scientist and a lab chief. I was introduced to the Wacom tablet by a female co-worker at my first job out of college. Another female coworker taught me how to animate. Most of the cartoonists I look up to in the webcomics game are ladies. So the notion that there’s a deficit of women in the fields of science and technology baffles me to no end. Sure, it’s probably because I’m a naive idiot. But as someone who has been surrounded by women in science and technology all my life, this info graphic sent along by Emma Brown was a real eye opener for me:
Created by: www.MBAOnline.com
I still can’t get over the fact that even with the growing number of women in the tech field, their salaries are still less than their male counterparts. Like, what the fuck? I suppose you could say that men need more money to fix more things because they break shit far more often than women, but that’s fucking stupid. It’s the new goddamn millennium. The fuck is wrong with us? Equal pay for equal work, people. The wage gap needs to be closed.
Thanks to Emma for sending this my way. I expect we’ll be seeing these numbers change in a major way in the near future.