Now Let's Drop Romanticism
..and analyse her real achievements:
A) A clumsy language named Cobol, used massively by beancounters and the finance industry
B) visualizing a nanosecond of light travel with a 30cm wire. I knew that fact before I could write any useful program, because I am a man and physics education mattered to me.
How does that compare to Fortran, which was invented almost at the same time and still is the best numerics language ? Fortran has been used to simulate nuclear processes (for killing, healing and much more), weather systems, airflows around flying objects, engines, turbines and essentially every relevant physical process.
What did bring mankind forward ? Beancounting and finance or true science (the "social science" bullshit does not count here) and engineering ? If finance, trading, shop-keeping and so on were more important than science&engineering, the Arabs would be the center of human civilization.
It appears that the good-old spearlobbing men who recently (2000 years ago) roamed the forests of Europe have pushed mankind more forward, because they knew "talking" to a spear would not help to make it fly a longer distance. You can talk to nature all day long and it will still not comply. It will not listen to your stupid "social" lies and manipulations. Men know this. That is why they spend thousands of hours playing with nature itself to make a better spear, to get a new turbine working, to characterize a seemingly arcane process.
Men know that idle words mean nothing to nature - they might mean something to humans. That is why Fortran is a rather cryptic language, but it is perfect to simulate the performance of that latest spear you and your fellow men have under development. Cobol is lots of talking and little substance. Ideal for the money world.
Now, should all human beings be cold-steel rational thinkers ? That would probably be a catastrophe for mankind. We might conclude that we are "not more than collections of atoms" and "we can kill all of mankind just for fun - it's just a bunch of pointless atoms". We could never raise kids on male rationality solely.
There certainly is a need for the "social intelligence" which women obviously have. In kindergardens, in hospitals and probably in every functioning household.
Just don't call it "discrimination" when women have different skills than men. Let me do my spearlobbery and you please mind all the "social" stuff which I only partially comprehend. I appreciate your work and you appreciate mine. At least that is what I infer from all the ladies with their cars and smart phones. And the nice jet holiday flights which can all be traced back to the Messerschmitt 262. Or the satellite conferences made possible because that von Braun wanted to build the ultimate missile and devoted his life to that.
That's a nice hydrazine fire because my latest contraption failed.