Richard Jones' Log: Women in IT article in The Age
Rachel's already mentioned this but I though it would be worth reprinting her words here to reach a broader audience:
Sarah Stokely has an article in today's Age about the formation of the Australian chapter of Linuxchix (who have a very cool logo). Reference is made to the unfortunate "softporn incident" of last year's Open Source Developers' Conference, so, as chair, Richard is quoted. To get the context of the apparently nonsensical quote you'll have to go to the original source.
I'll add that I attended an excellent talk on the same subject at the recent PyCon in Dallas presented by Anna Ravenscroft. That talk was eye-opening because although Anna had done quite a lot of research into the topic, the conclusion was that there was no single reason you point at to say "that's why there's less women in IT". Culture seemed to play the biggest role in various forms. My memory is fading, but I recall her mentioning problems with society at large, the culture of classrooms, of IT workplaces, of IT user groups and of IT as a "priesthood.
Anna and someone else at the talk mentioned a specific book that I've lost the name of in the time between the conference and getting home. I'd really like to try to find it ... this is a long shot but does anyone recall the title?