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A Female Software Engineer's Blog About Sexism Goes Viral

A Female Software Engineer's Blog About Sexism Goes Viral

Isis Wenger, a software engineer living in San Francisco, posted a blog about sexism in the tech industry, and it went viral.

According to the Independent, Wenger wrote the blog speaking out about sexist interpretations of what a "female engineer should look like," after a picture taken of her for her employer's recruitment campaign attracted negative comments on social media.

"If their intention is to attract more women then it would have been a better to choose a picture with a warm, friendly smile rather than a sexy smirk," one Facebook commenter wrote, according to the Independent.

"News flash: this isn't by any means an attempt to label 'what female engineers look like,'" Wenger said in her blog post. "This is literally just ME, an example of ONE engineer at OneLogin. The ad is supposed to be authentic. My words, my face, and as far as I am concerned it is."

Wenger asked other engineers to share pictures of themselves using the hash tag #ILookLikeAnEngineer: 




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