Or, considering the likely-innumerate source, uncalculated. "Hyuck-hyuck, I never met a female engineer before." Yes, but now that they have put a gen-yew-ine railroad through your holler, you'll likely meet lots more, and won't that be an education for you?
Women have been doing technical geekery since long before Lady Ada Lovelace invented the computer program. Back in the Middle Ages, most of the brewers in England were women and to this very day, there's one room filled with power equipment and specialized tools to be found in nearly every American home. It's not the garage or the basement and the odds are extremely small Dad is in charge of it: it's the kitchen.
We're in your computer. We helped design your car. We're here, we can solder and even run a slide rule. Get over it.
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