Being a person who is a tech enthusiast is normal but if the person is a girl it would be surprising for most of the people living in our society. We live in a male dominating society where males are given more priority and freedom in comparison to women. My family has always been supportive and being an only child who is a girl didn’t bother them but bothered most of my relatives and society. So my point is that girls have always been tied within boundaries and most of them are deprived of freedom. Since their childhood, there is a concept that if she is a girl then she should act like one, so she doesn’t get to play with video games but in fact, they hand their daughters a doll to play with it.
Girls don’t get to know about the technical stuff since their childhood because the old concept of society comes in their way as an obstacle. There are few numbers of girls in engineering if u ask me why? I don’t have an exact answer but in my opinion, our society has built up a trend that if a child is born as a boy he would study engineering and if she is a daughter then? she can’t be an engineer? I know that isn’t right but many parents don’t see their daughter pursuing engineering as a career. The lack of numbers of girls in this field is because of the mindset of our society which forces them to live according to their thought process and they plant the seeds on their mind that if you are a girl act like one.
Also, I have seen many girls dropping out of the tech field because they have to deal with a lot of things. I remember my aunt being a civil engineer and working as an officer due to her capabilities but she ends up quitting the post due to the behavior she had to deal with from her juniors who were men filled with egos. It’s fact that some men cannot tolerate women being capable than them and can’t see women in the higher posts because of their disgusting male egos. I have also dealt with some male egos. Some men still have the concept that a women’s job is to look for their family, get settle, and have kids, so the thought that women can do great things is not acceptable to them. So there are many factors of having a few numbers of girls in tech. I have just put forward my opinion.