Ten facts about your computer: Health, hardware and the toll on women

The top-end of the computer industry is still seen as a sexy place to be. The culture may be designed to wed you to the job, but its a pairing that many professionals envy. And of course, as this week’s protest is designed to highlight, this side of the industry is not where the women are. The women are often in a darker side of the valley, the side that makes the toys that the (predominantly) boys play with.

This article takes a look at where our hardware comes from, the electronics factories situated in primarily Asian countries, and the challenges facing the people, primarily women, who work there, through ten issues that impact upon women workers in the electronics industry.

Read the full article in GenderIT.org .

 

Photograph of Seagate Wuxi China Factory Tour by Robert Scoble, Original image

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