This is an examination of what lead to the decrease in women in computing in the middle 1980s. Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding : Planet Money : NPR. I include this mostly for my own reference, but you may find it interesting. (Yes, I do in fact keep this blog for Me. Shocking I know.)
A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.