A friend of mine shared this article and I gotta say, I had one of those forehead-slapping Bart Simpson moments.
Here is the graph they are talking about:
Now see if you can guess what happened in the mid-80s to plummet the upward trend of women in computer science… It is so simple and horrifying it will make you want to tear out your hair.
For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.