Have to agree with the technical aptitude comment. In my experience, guys are still much more computer literate than girls. There were 3 girls including me in my section of introductory CS, and only 5 girls TOTAL in the ENTIRE section that semester. Next class it went down to three, next class it went down to two. As soon as I say "computer science," most girls say, "oh wow that's way over my head." Engineering and similarly "difficult" fields are worse. My dad is an EE professor, and he's lucky to get ONE female engineering student who stays after the first year.
I'd love to see more girls seriously delving into technical fields. Why they aren't is a bit mystifying to me. May be biased, as I had an unusually unisex upbringing, but I'm pretty sure most girls are brighter than they believe. Maybe it's because (YES, THIS IS A GENERALIZATION) guys still prefer their women less educated than they are compounded with an overexposure to cutesydumbasastump anime chicks. :p
SQ wrote:Girls don't use other programs because they either don't have the money
18-22 range...eh, I think it's more a matter of what they spend it on. In my experience, college girls splurge on nicer apartments while college guys buy a plasma flatscreen (or an AMV editing system) to compensate for living in the ghetto. The money advantage is apparent among college graduates, not students or HS-only graduates.
SQ wrote: or don't know how to pirate.
Can't say I agree with this one. Sure, the technically inept girls don't know how to pirate along with a million other things they can't do on a computer. Assuming a girl is computer savvy, why is she less likely to figure out how to pirate than a guy? If she's unfamiliar with copyright law, then she's too ignorant to know that unlicensed software is "a bad thing." If she does have a clue and doesn't want to tread in murky waters, then she won't be making AMVs anyway...