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Hacker Culture Seems Male-Dominated for a Reason: We've Been Failing Young Girls

Rodrigo Mejia

Trace the history of any tech company and chances are you'll find a curious teenager behind a computer, learning the ins and outs of basic programming. And chances are that teen is also male, said Paul Graham, co-founder of Y-Combinator. His comments on the scarcity of female hackers in the past decade drew criticism for having a sexist bend to them. In a post for Medium, Taylor Rosein explains why the problem isn't what Graham said, but that hacker culture often fails to include young girls.

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