Why aren’t girls opting into computer science? What’s the issue? And so much of it is about culture. It’s the messages we’ve subtly and unconsciously sent to girls: that computer science and math is not for you … I think we teach girls at a very young age not to get dirty, to be nice, this whole princess myth. We indoctrinate our girls to behave in a certain way.
Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code in an interview for ThinkProgress (via women-in-science)