Sexism in Information Technology | David Larochelle's Blog

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Sexism in the technology industry has become such an accepted fact it’s now a punchline, an HBO show, hyperlinked poetry. Discrete incidents are quickly labeled — booth babes, CodeBabes, Titstare, Donglegate — for quick and easy reference and #hashtagging. The tweetstorms and damning blog posts are themselves now eye-rolling clichés: As startup bros are to investment bankers and Silicon Valley is to the NFL, gender trouble comes as no surprise. Yet each individual flare-up still sparks the same question: What, exactly, is with tech’s woman problem?

I'm saying this deliberately to be shocking: I'm tired of hearing about sexism in technology. Let me explain why before you write me off as some sort of bigot.

Sexism charges hit technology industry

Rene: It's a very special episode because we were asked over and over again to do something about sexism in technology. Guy and I talked about it, and I think it's safe to say, Guy, that we felt completely under equipped, under prepared, and just not qualified to talk about that ourselves.

Sexism in the technology industry has become such an accepted fact it’s now a punchline, an HBO show, hyperlinked poetry

I'm saying this deliberately to be shocking: I'm tired of hearing about sexism in technology. Let me explain why before you write me off as some sort of bigot.

Our unfortunate experience with sexism in technology. Photos of our female engineers were discriminated against by a major publisher.