https://blog.rust-lang.org/2018/11/27/Rust-survey-2018.html apparently there are more trans folks using #rust than there are women? That is somewhat surprising.
@roguelazer cis women.
But I can't find a neutral demographics question in this posting. Only one which asks if you "self-identify as being part of a group underrepresented in technology".
@lilo actually, I think it was just "identify as a woman" or something and you could check more than one, so presumably the "cis woman" column is even smaller than the ~3% in the graph
@roguelazer Could be and I suspect the stats are right and share of women programming rust is really very small.
However, my criticism was about the indirect phrasing of the question. I suppose you get different answers if you ask directly and neutrally for the gender of the respondent or if you offer a selection of several minority groups and asks if the respondent feels themselves to be part of these groups.
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!