Posts tagged "women in tech"

Google’s New CFO Ruth Porat Is Getting PAID

Plus! A "Game of Thrones" porn parody has an Iron Throne made of dildos; a closer look at Chicago P.D.'s sex crimes unit; and reviews for a few feminist videogames, all in Today's Lady News...
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 27, 2015

Surprise: Tech Industry Getting Worse For Women

According to a piece in the Los Angeles Times, women are leaving the tech industry in droves. This is something I have called for a while now -- this very myopic insistence of "filling the pipeline" simply won't work if the industry remains sexist from a structural standpoint, i.e. still being shitty to wome…
By: Katrin Higher / February 23, 2015

Clayton “Relax And Enjoy It” Williams Is A Key Funder In GOP Campaign Against Wendy Davis In TX

Clayton Williams, a former Republican candidate for Texas governor who is famous for saying rape victims should "sit back and enjoy it," is a major contributor to Greg Abbott's campaign against Wendy Davis in the state. Birds of a feather... [Houston Chronicle] Take the time for this long read from…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014

Tinder Exec Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Settlement

Tinder CMO Justin Mateen has resigned from the company after the company and its owner IAC settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former employee and romantic interest. Whitney Wolfe, an early employee at Tinder, said she was pressured to resign after she complained about sexist and inappropriate messages from Mateen. The amount of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2014

Only 30 Percent Women: Google Releases Data About Their (Lack Of) Diversity

Google released information yesterday about diversity within its workforce — and if you guessed that the majority of their employees "white" and "male," you win a prize! According to data from January 2014 onward, 70 percent of its workforce are men and 30 percent are women. Sixty-one percent are white, 30 percent are Asian, three…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2014

“CodeBabes” Is A Thing That Exists To Teach Internet Coding

Please tell me CodeBabes is a joke. Please. [Washington Post] Fuckin' Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia isn't fucking happy about "ladies" using the fucking "F-word." He probably shouldn't watch this week's episode of Funny Girl Sex Guide... [TIME] Pap smears may…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Tech Conference Features Booth Babes In A Tee Pee, Because Of Course It Does

Holy cultural appropriation, nerds! Last week, a tech company erected a teepee at a conference and hired models to dress in faux Native American garb while they hung around outside it. [Indian Country Today Media Network] On the scientific quest to prove bisexuality exists. [NY Times Magazine] Meet Dorothy Irene Height,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2014

TechCrunch Conference Apologizes For Australians’ Titstare App

The technology blog TechCrunch apologized on Sunday for sexist and juvenile behavior at their TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 conference after a pair of Australians debuted a new app called Titstare and another presentor pretended to jerk off onstage. …
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2013

#IAskedPolitely And Was Told I Was Overreacting To Sexual Harassment

There's a new Twitter hashtag #IAskedPolitely chronicling all the times that women have spoken up about sexual harassment/sexual situations in the workplace and not a single thing changed. It's come about following "Donglegate," the incident I wrote about earlier this week in which former SendGrid developer evangelist Adria Richards tweeted a picture of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2013

Developer Evangelist Adria Richards Fired After Tweeting About Sexual Jokes At Tech Conference

Developer evangelist Adria Richards has been fired from her job at SendGrid after she tweeted a picture of a developer cracking sexual innuendo-filled jokes behind her at a recent tech conference. "Not cool. Jokes about forking repo's in a sexual way and 'big dongles,' #pycon" Richards tweeted, referring to PyCon, a conference for the Pytho…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2013

Amazing Female Tech Prodigy Passes Away At 16

One of the tech world's youngest and most impressive female leaders passed away this week, following complications from an epileptic seizure. Arfa Karim was just 16 years old, but had already served as a Microsoft certified professional for seven years, which means she was programming and developing computers. The Pakistani teen was the youngest perso…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 17, 2012

Cutesy Pink Infographic Patronizes Women In Tech (Yet Again)

Click here to see full image. "Infographics" are the big buzzwords on blogs. They're funny! They're brightly colored! They go viral! Even when they go viral for the wrong reasons 'cause they're sexist and offensive! Yesterday, an infographic called "Which Female Tech Influencer Are You?" from something called WPromote…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2011