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Male attitudes blocking tech career choices

The practice of “mansplaining” may be responsible for low numbers of women enrolling in tertiary technology courses, according to University of Melbourne researchers.

In an online UniMelb editorial, digital technology academic Joanne Blannin and science education professor Jan Van Driel suggest that women face numerous challenges that discourage them from taking up careers in technology.

“The most common and obvious of these is what’s become known as mansplaining – a term that refers to men over-explaining things to women that they already know,” they write.

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