* Mònica Ramírez Arceda <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2011:04:25 22:18 +0200]: > > 2011/4/25 Mònica Ramírez <email@example.com>: > > > > > About becoming a DD, I'm not trying to be a DD for two reasons: the > > > first one is that I don't feel sure enough with the required skills, > > > > I think this is a common issue for us women. The geek feminism wiki > > names this the "Impostor Syndrome" . I guess most of us have felt > > it at some point. And it's important to fight it when you realize you > > are suffering from it. > > > > : http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Impostor_syndrome > > Very interesting! But we must be careful not to go to the other side. I > mean we can't think: Ah, I'm a woman so I have very good technical > skills but I don't realise it. > > It's good to know your own capabilities, whether you feel as a woman or > as a man... maybe with someone that shakes you a little bit when you > underestimate (or overestimate!) yourself ;-) Well, I think at some point the constant self-conscious evaluation of your skills has to stop and you have to say: I want to do this and I believe that I can. Making that kind of mental commitment to overcoming obstacles has always been much more useful to me than whatever happens to be in my current technical toolbox.
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