From the obvious media observations file: Girls aren’t keen on computers

The New York Times reports on the continuing lack of girls entering computer science programs. Of the 21,400 students who took the AP computer science exam in 2001, only 10% of them were girls. This isn’t particularly suprising, but why does the media care so much about computer science? Where are all the articles describing the lack of female plumbers or female mechanics? Why are they fixated on computer science?

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