Technical Communication is a profession that is practiced equally well by women and men. For many women working as technical writers in the ’60s and ’70s, our entrée into some male-dominated high tech fields came through the door of technical communication. We were accepted on teams in aerospace, engineering, automotive, and manufacturing because our skills were needed to communicate vital information about these subject areas.
In the 21st century, any barriers have fallen even further. Technology is no longer the province of only one gender, though some industries remain more heavily weighted toward males. For technical communicators, it has never really mattered whether you are male, female, or unsure. Our work has always been independent of its creator, and it will continue to be so.
There is no better profession for writers who love technology, no matter what your sex.