Some women who are somewhat uncomfortable using computer technology express admiration for other women who love it. However, the women who are uncomfortable using computer technology may be unaware of the social and material obstacles due to systemic sexism that drastically reduce their chances of high computer literacy relative to men. Here are some heuristics for navigating these obstacles:
- Get your own computer.
- Get internet access, preferably broadband.
- Never ask a man for help in person.
- Google is your friend.
- When asking for help online, hide your gender.