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The Pamela Positive: Malaysia Technology Hotspot for Women; \”Indoor Work\” not considered masculine

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What happens if men think that \’indoor work\’ is not masculine enough?   Women take the jobs.  In Malaysia women make up between 50 and 60 percent of the computer industry’s employees.*  These aren\’t just entry level jobs;  many hold middle management and upper-level management positions. 

“In the U.S., technology and masculinity are very connected, which is not the case in Malaysia,” said Ulf Mellstrom, a professor of gender and technology at Luleå University of Technology in Sweden and a Clayman faculty research fellow.

Thanks to Malaysia, computing and programming are seen as “women-friendly” professions, a great \”women in technology\” example!

*\”Malaysian Women Redefine Gender Roles in Technology,\” Clayman Institute for Gender Research