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I know it sounds silly, but if I had to write one blog post every day about how to write blog posts that are actually about women in the workplace, how to get women in tech to write about it, how I might help women in my community, I would have done it. 

But that’s not how I write about women. 

I write about how tech works, and the way women get there, and how women are treated by their tech-driven communities. 

That’s how I talk to women in their own space. 

It’s not like I write from the comfort of my home office. 

Women write about tech at a much higher rate than men, and in a way that’s more often than not more reflective of their personal experiences. 

In that way, I think, a blog post can be a powerful and useful tool for writing about tech. 

This is one of the reasons I decided to write this piece about how a lot of the women who make up the tech-led tech world are doing just that. 

(This post is actually a response to a post I wrote on Medium a few years ago, when I noticed that the same number of women in software had written about tech in a similar number of posts. 

At the time, I was shocked by how many women were being published in the space, and I felt like the tech world needed to take a deeper look at the fact that there was still so much room for improvement.) 

If you want to know how I think about the world, you might be surprised to know that I’m actually quite liberal. 

My politics have always been conservative, even though I’m a libertarian myself. 

And while I’m not entirely anti-Republican or Democratic, I do lean left. 

What I mean by that is that I lean left on a lot. 

For example, I’m very liberal on social issues, and my views on social justice have changed over time. 

As a result, when it comes to things like the minimum wage, and women in STEM, I’ve become a bit more of an anti-bigot than I was a while back. 

There’s a reason for that, though.

I was just a tad liberal on those issues, but I’ve gotten more progressive over the years. 

On the other hand, I also don’t generally write from a libertarian standpoint, so I’m often at odds with libertarian political orthodoxy. 

When it comes down to it, I write primarily from a conservative viewpoint, and that makes it hard to reconcile the two. 

The other thing that bothers me about tech writing is that it’s often very, very, overly-simplistic. 

Technology isn’t just a thing that happens to men and women, and you can have lots of women working in tech, or lots of men working in the tech industry, or plenty of white men working at tech, and it doesn’t matter if the women or the men are all male or white or black or Asian or whatever. 

So, for example, when someone writes about how the technology industry is all white men, or when someone talks about how men are disproportionately contributing to the problems that are facing women in technology, it feels like the writers are saying, ‘This is the way things should be.’ 

I think that’s what people often get wrong about tech: that the tech culture is all about white men and white privilege. 

Instead, I see it as a community that’s all about women and people of color, and a lot is made of the fact the people in tech are mostly white and the women and the people of colour are mostly women.