A quick look at the list of committers shows a lot of manly faces, at least for those that have have a picture. We need more women!

Proposal: Parenting

  • If it was not clear, I meant that I didn't see any womenly faces...
    – bangnab
    Jan 28, 2011 at 10:11
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    I can change my avatar to suit your desires. Jan 28, 2011 at 13:31
  • Well, there is a cooking SE...
    – Nobody
    Mar 31, 2011 at 15:00
  • men can be parents too...
    – user34666
    Aug 18, 2011 at 2:55
  • @repecmps: and I am one, but I still think that more female contributions could only improve the overall quality of the site.
    – bangnab
    Aug 18, 2011 at 8:20

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moms4mom has plenty of mothers - have you talked to them about merging?

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    It started out as a site for moms, but quickly changed when a bunch of dads showed up and wanted to participate. See moms4mom.com/dads for the whole story Feb 8, 2011 at 23:38

It's not uncommon for women to avoid making their gender known on the internet, in order to avoid unwanted harassment.

There may well be more women than can be "seen".


Mrs DaveShaw will most likely join, but is a bit befuddled by the Area 51 side of stuff.

Once it get's a Beta I'll send her in ;)


It might be a tech barrier thing. My women friends weren't the ones who directed me to Stack Exchange. I wonder what their user stats are?


Also take into account that originaly SE has some programming related subjects covered and although I can only speak for the context in which I live (Mexico) but i haven't met many females tech-oriented enough to use the main/original/first sites of the stack exchange network which makes it a little bit harder (also i must admit that the few i have met are really skilled)

  • I may not be a parent but having experienced the good things stack exchange can bring i would really like it for when i take such step
    – jclozano
    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:47

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