Under-Representation in Startups Continues

Don’t be fooled by arguments of meritocracy:  sexism in tech culture continues even as new research — and common sense — points to women as being uniquely suited to coding. Yet under-representation of women remains a blight on the otherwise free-wheeling reputation of startup culture. Talent alone, it appears, is not the singular factor for hiring and…

SXSW Walks the Walk for Women in Tech–But Does it on Tiptoe

Sexism in tech culture may have felt a bit of pressure in Austin, Texas, in mid-March, when SXSW not only put the originally cancelled panels on online harassment back on their schedule, but added another 13 panels. Unfortunately, in adding the discussions back into the conference, they also literally marginalized the entire day of presentations, holding the “Online…

How Sexism is Affecting Hillary Clinton: The Double Standard Reigns On

Sexism has long been a rival of working women, whether they waitress at the local diner (“Hey, sweetie, where’s my coffee?”) or work as top executives in large corporations (“Don’t mind her.  She’s just a demanding bitch.”), but Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has elicited an awareness of sexism on a whole new level from the American people, one…