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Well, I would say that something not very good for women is going on. The hi-tech field is the highest paid one. Not that many American-born women are becoming programmers. Whatever it is they do instead, I think they often earn less than they would doing programming. Probably they would like programming, but for some reason they do not do it.
Feminist groups often approve of female role models for female programmers. Perhaps it works. I don't know. I have heard it said that Lady Ada Lovelace is NOT a good role model for female programmers. Yes, she worked on 19th century prototypes of computers, but she was literally insane.
I don't care whether Abigail is a man or a woman. I assumed he was a woman and that he was an example of a woman succeeding in spite of the statistics. If someone who possesses dangly bits wants to go under the name 'Abigail' then who am I to argue? But people will be surprised.