A few days ago I clicked a link in Twitter to read this post wondering where the women in WordPress are. Since I am one, I’m pretty interested in the topic.
After all, there’s a gender gap in pretty much every industry. Even though we make up 57% of all college graduates, leave with a higher GPA and pay the same amount for our educations we still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That’s a loss of almost half a million dollars over a 40 year career.
I mean, for God’s sake, a few days ago Steve Kush, the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico, called a 19-year-old Working America volunteer a “radical bitch” on Twitter, following it up with a tweet about how she was “hot enough to almost make me register democrat”. And that’s not tech. That’s every single industry there is. But after reading the post, I didn’t see my experience as a woman in WordPress reflected in it. So I decided to write about *my* experience as a woman who has worked on the web for 17 years and WordPress for the last five.