I wonder if the overwhelming number of stupid articles about why there are few women in gaming/compsci contributes to why there are so few women in gaming/compsci?
Certainly being constantly hassled about the issue makes me feel more insecure. Being constantly told that I'll be alone, laughed at, looked down on, and assumed to be there to play Barbies sure doesn't make me want to apply for a mainstream programming job. Heck, I have trouble even admitting that I sort-of make a living as a programmer... the uneasiness makes me feel like I'm not a 'real' programmer, that I'm just cheating. :)