“Pretty girls don’t normally code”
Anonymous writes: I went out for lunch with a work colleague (I barely know) today. We started talking about our educational backgrounds and work experiences. This is how the conversation went:
Him: Where have you worked before this?
Me: I did an internship during school and have been freelancing web design services for the last five years.
Him: Wait. Did you say web design? So you code? <insert incredulous facial expression here>
Me: Yeah, I learned programming in high school and it was just something I was interested in and if I could make a quick buck off it, why not, right?
Him: What languages do you code in?
Me: I prefer front-end programming to server side. When I was younger, I almost always made basic 1-5 page sites using HTML, CSS, and PHP.
Him: I’m sorry I’m asking so many questions about this. It’s just that… pretty girls don’t normally code.