What This Picture Of A Toilet Queue Is Really Saying
No, this isn't outside the loos at some weird bizarro-world music festival.
Rena Pacheco-Theard tweeted the picture from a technology event called TechCrunch Disrupt, hinting to the gender divide within the tech industry.
CNET reported last year that women make up just 30 per cent of major tech companies and Deloitte Global estimates that women will hold fewer than a quarter of IT jobs in developed countries by the end of 2016.
It’s not the first time toilet queues have been used to illustrate the male-dominated IT industry, similar pictures have been posted from other tech conventions.
WWDC explained in one photo. pic.twitter.com/fm8jAqEs4v— Dan Ackerman (@danackerman) June 10, 2013
You know you're at a large tech conference when the men's bathroom line is 30 people deep. Women's 0. #stirtrek— Ryan Lazuka ッ (@lazukars) May 4, 2012
Gender imbalance is so commonplace, that when there is a decent line for the ladies’ at a tech event, it’s met with amazement.
- with attn