… I am a student at a University of Technology.
… I am a student in the area of Computer Sciences.
… there are still to many people who ask “What do we need Feminism for?”
I’m thinking about creating a regular get-together for female students in my field, but also women at TU Wien in general. Unfortunately, many of them don’t think they need an all-female network – just like I thought until about half a year ago.
I don’t remember what incident it was that made me change my mind. The most important thing is, though, that I decided to attend the Vienna FemCamp, a BarCamp dedicated to women and their problems, focussing on online aspects.
I met great people there, and the same goes for the FemCamp in Linz a couple of months later. Things that were discussed there made my realise that until now I had been lucky, for I had never had any real problems with sexism, aside from two things that happened at University.
So yes, I need Feminism. And I’m looking forward to finding other women at my University who would like to meet up every once in a while to talk about what it means being a woman in Technology.