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“I’m a woman in Silicon Valley,” she said. “Do you think someone would have handed me the keys to a start-up that wasn’t beleaguered?”
tech-culture  tech-industry  geekfeminism  misogyny 
4 weeks ago by mappings
Ellen Pao is not fucking around
'At another point, the investigator asked, in a ­“gotcha” tone, “Well, if they look down on women so much, if they block you from opportunities, they don’t include you at their events, why do they even keep you around in the first place?”

I hadn’t thought about it before. I replied slowly as the answer crystallized in my mind: If you had the opportunity to have workers who were overeducated, underpaid, and highly experienced, whom you could dump all the menial tasks you didn’t want to do on, whom you could get to clean up all the problems, and whom you could create a second class out of, wouldn’t you want them to stay?'
tech-culture  tech-industry  feminism  geekfeminism 
7 weeks ago by mappings
The e-mail Larry Page should have written to James Damore

We try to hire people who are willing to follow where the facts lead, whatever their preconceptions. In your case we clearly got it wrong.
google  geekfeminism  rhetoric 
8 weeks ago by shadowspar
So, about this Googler’s manifesto. - Medium
A recent Google alum responds to the infamous manifesto

2. What I am is an engineer, and I was rather surprised that anyone has managed to make it this far without understanding some very basic points about what the job is. The manifesto talks about making “software engineering more people-oriented with pair programming and more collaboration” but that this is fundamentally limited by “how people-oriented certain roles and Google can be;” and even more surprisingly, it has an entire section titled “de-emphasize empathy,” as one of the proposed solutions.
Google  womenintech  geekfeminism  empathy  collaboration 
8 weeks ago by jflorablack
I'm a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.
by Cynthia Lee August 11, 2017
I’m a lecturer in computer science at Stanford. I’ve taught at least four different programming languages, including assembly. I’ve had a single-digit employee number in a startup. Yes, I’m a woman in tech.
geekfeminism  gender  womenintech  Google  sexism 
8 weeks ago by jflorablack

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