A few minutes ago I stumbled on yet another women only tech meeting. Last week I dropped by BarCampMontreal and there was nary a woman in sight. I know a large majority of the men there and for the life of me I can’t see how they could be seen as threatening or patronizing or whatever. And yet, still not that many women and still women only meetings. Why? And, side questions that will get me nasty comments / emails; isn’t that a regression for women’s equality and rights? To me it looks like “Lets not take our own place, we’ll just stick together apart from the men”.