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Why are transgenders interested only in computers and programming? Is programming a femalebrained profession?

Why are transgenders interested only in computers and programming? Is programming a femalebrained profession?
Seriously, all of the MTFs I encountered are either Linux users or some other kind of developers. If transgirls with other interests exist, please reply in this thread.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    programming is one of few things that, when you grow up as a male, you get respect for, that ISN'T macho strength competition
    so it makes sense that feminine people who grew up as male (i.e. tranners and bottoms) would be interested in it

    and it is actually kinda fembrained, back in the early days of software engineering they used to have the women do the programming, and it's kinda like writing/communicating but for computers and being good at writing/communicating is VERY fembrained

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      love you for this, sums it up nicely every time

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How about trans doctora or lawyers?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >programming is one of few things that, when you grow up as a male, you get respect for, that ISN'T macho strength competition
      >so it makes sense that feminine people who grew up as male (i.e. tranners and bottoms) would be interested in it
      >and it is actually kinda fembrained, back in the early days of software engineering they used to have the women do the programming, and it's kinda like writing/communicating but for computers and being good at writing/communicating is VERY fembrained
      This is an inspiring post but unfortunately I think every line is wrong.

      >programming is one of few things that, when you grow up as a male, you get respect for, that ISN'T macho strength competition
      Sure, but almost no one goes into programming "to get respect".

      >so it makes sense that feminine people who grew up as male (i.e. tranners and bottoms) would be interested in it
      I think the correlation here is autistic traits rather than being born feminine. There are plenty of highly masculine but autistic, reclusive programmers as well. Lots of trans women are also into legos, figurines, military history, military video games...

      >and it is actually kinda fembrained, back in the early days of software engineering they used to have the women do the programming, and it's kinda like writing/communicating but for computers and being good at writing/communicating is VERY fembrained
      I don't think women are at a disadvantage when it comes to learning programming, but I don't think this is true. I think part of the historical prevalence of women in early computer work was seen as secretarial, bureaucratic, and menial. The early "computers" referred to "people who compute", and almost all of them were women. When analog and then digital computers gained popularity, this was seen as the equivalent of more powerful calculators for the human computers to work with. It was considered rote, tedious, time-consuming, repetitive labor.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >"Tedious" computing and calculating was seen as "women's work" through the 1940s resulting in the term "kilogirl", invented by a member of the Applied Mathematics Panel in the early 1940s. A kilogirl of energy was "equivalent to roughly a thousand hours of computing labor." While women's contributions to the United States war effort during World War II was championed in the media, their roles and the work they did was minimized. This included minimizing the complexity, skill and knowledge needed to work on computers or work as human computers.

        >During WWII, women did most of the ballistics computing, seen by male engineers as being below their level of expertise. Black women computers worked as hard (or more often, twice as hard) as their white counterparts, but in segregated situations. By 1943, almost all people employed as computers were women; one report said "programming requires lots of patience, persistence and a capacity for detail and those are traits that many girls have".

        The NYT wrote an article on this and it kind of gives away part of the likely answer: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/magazine/women-coding-computer-programming.html

        >But even as Wilkes established herself as a programmer, she still craved a life as a lawyer. “I also really finally got to the point where I said, ‘I don’t think I want to do this for the rest of my life,’” she says. Computers were intellectually stimulating but socially isolating. In 1972, she applied and got in to Harvard Law School, and after graduating, she spent the next four decades as a lawyer. “I absolutely loved it,” she says.

        >and it is actually kinda fembrained, back in the early days of software engineering they used to have the women do the programming, and it's kinda like writing/communicating but for computers and being good at writing/communicating is VERY fembrained
        It really isn't like writing/communicating at all. It's kind of the opposite of communicating.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Black women computers worked as hard (or more often, twice as hard) as their white counterparts
          How you can tell an article is bullshit

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They used to do sex work.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    mechahonzilla

    for me it’s because you don’t have to be very intelligent to learn how to program and it’s extremely lucrative for some reason even though programmers really aren’t that terribly important to society

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      only in america sadly

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      TRUE
      and programmers think they're the smartest people in the world

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because we are

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >for me it’s because you don’t have to be very intelligent to learn how to program
      Agreed.

      >even though programmers really aren’t that terribly important to society
      Disagree. It depends entirely on the application and objective. It's like writing books. Maybe you only ever write erotic homestuck fanfics and release hundreds of those, or maybe you write things that inspire millions of people to do something. Some programmers work on things that serve absolutely no useful role for humanity, but those same programmers absolutely could work on things that are very useful for humanity if they happened to work for someone else or happened to have a different idea or interest.

      • 4 weeks ago
        mechahonzilla

        id agree with that yeah. there is some vital programming work done out there, i guess maybe im being too utilitarian but i think what i was trying to say that we financially incentivize too many people to become programmers, because it’s just such an easy way to make money now even if the surplus really doesn’t benefit us as a society

        Mech your dumbass can’t program u stupid betch

        im not that dumb 🙁

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Mech your dumbass can’t program u stupid betch

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Is programming a femalebrained profession?
    Pffff BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Madchan

    I'm an artist and a neet so I dunno, I'm near computer illiterate for an autistic tranner as well. I just like making cute things with my hands

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    i have no interest in computers at all and i also dont watch anime or play games that much. im probably the only mtf troon like this. that isnt to say im more fembrained or something i just prefer to work out and listen to music and go for walks in nature and stuff and also baking and cooking (not fembrained i did all this even pre hrt and all the men in my family were bakers/cooks as well)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      based baker
      did you ever work in a bakery? i did for a pretty lengthy amount of time, it's hot in the kitchen but you wake up at 5, go home at 13 and you have the rest of the day to yourself
      i found it to be very fulfilling work

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        i have not but i would like to some time, i currently work at a starbucks (lol starbucks tranny i know). i love baking bread and i used to have a starter and make bread and pizza and all sorts of stuff daily but now i slowed down a bit. i also made homemade pasta quite a bit for a while (mostly gnocchi since its the easiest) and also homemade ice cream. I just like making stuff in general.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm into kids (teaching) and will never learn to program.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    I use linux but im not very good with it, and I went to school for programing but had to drop out because it was too hard...I'm juat gonna bounce between dead end jobs to help pull my weight until my hubby makes enough for me to be a stay at home wife. I feel kinda lame for that but home ec is realy all ive ever been good at, even as a repper where shined was cooking and baking and sewing and cleaning and decorateing

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Autistic transgirls who love anime, manga and functional programming. Many such cases!

    FEMALE

    BRAINED

    FEMALES

  10. 4 weeks ago
    pso2teagirl

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    i have lost interest in alot of that stuff since transitioning but i had to give up most of my hobbies and interests due to my illnesses years before anyways

    all i have left is pso2 and my love and spiritual obsessions

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They aren't. Out of the majority I have talked to maybe a handful actually liked programming. Most have no hobbies and are just depressed and work minimum wage jobs.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this
      im not trans but ive been unemployed since the pandemic and worked in restaurants before that

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly hate working with computers. But I did three years of a degree cause I thought they were cool when I was younger and everyone encouraged me to do it for the money. So now I'm just gonna get enough money to get a second degree in a field I actually like.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was originally going to study physics at uni but I decided to do compsci instead since my friends were into it and I liked making Minecraft mods

    5 years later and I earn double average wage in my country for writing less than ~10 loc a day, have a riced arch distro, have microcontrollers automating random shit in my house and so on. I'd say it's a good decision.
    still kinda wished I had done a hard science instead

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Hey nice, kinda similar story. Just went for Cs and wasn't too sure if I wanted to do it. Now I make more than all of my friends combine. It's a weird feeling, I grew up the poorest.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm proudly hopeless at computers, unironically gives me gender euphoria

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most trannies have Autism, and Autism makes one good at programming.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    im in the biological sciences 🙂 will never learn how to code and the only reason im not an anti-civ hermit in montana is cause i like my synthetic hormones

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Be me, tranny
    >Wanted to be a teacher as a kid
    >Didn't have any subject I really liked
    >Lazed around in Gym class with all the other girls
    >Graduate HS
    >Can't decide what I wanna study in Uni
    >Eventually decide I'll go into Programming in a because its a good paying job with lots of opportunities, and my parents always pushed me towards it
    >And also because its The Tranny Profession
    >Not really that interested in it, delay applying to Uni
    >Eventually start Boxing
    >Start hitting the gym as well
    >Fall in love with martial arts and exercise
    >Been accepted to take Kinesiology in the Fall
    >Gonna become a Personal Trainer and teach people to work out

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't think many people would want a trans personal trainer. Women definitely not and men it's unlikely.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Says the lateshit

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Women that workout do not want a rapehon trainer and men want a muscular dude who looks fit or a hot bio woman.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I tried programming and it's not for me, I'm taking horticulture now.

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For the love of God, stop reposting this pic of Sock, seeing her teary eyes breaks my heart.

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