13. Gender Codes

  1. Thomas J. Misa
  1. Caroline Clarke Hayes

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch13

Gender Codes

Gender Codes

How to Cite

Hayes, C. C. (2010) Gender Codes, in Gender Codes (ed T. J. Misa), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch13

Editor Information

  1. University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470597194

Online ISBN: 9780470619926



  • gender codes and changing prospects;
  • “shrinkage” of women with increasing rank - no worse in computer science than in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields;
  • negative male-centered media images - and what has changed in the public awareness over computing stereotypes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Possible Explanations

  • Reversing Current Trends

  • Introducing New Images: Approaches to Change

  • Paths from the Past to the Future

  • References