Sexism charges hit technology industry - USA TODAY
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?
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.
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.