Posts tagged "women in tech"

Ellen Pao Speaks Out About Dropping Her Discrimination Lawsuit

Ellen Pao, former partner at investment firm Kleiner Perkins and former interim CEO at Reddit, has written about her decision to drop her appeal in her discrimination case against Kleiner

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 10, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Read About Wonder Woman’s Longstanding Place In Art

Plus, Joss Whedon takes on “Jurassic Park” and lady blog The Mary Sue in Today’s Lady News!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 14, 2015 - 5:30 pm

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,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 27, 2015 - 6:00 pm

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…

Katrin Higher | February 23, 2015 - 9:00 am

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 8, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 29, 2014 - 6:30 pm

“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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 6:15 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2013 - 6:00 pm

#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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 24, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | March 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | January 17, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Cutesy Pink Infographic Patronizes Women In Tech (Yet Again)

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“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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2011 - 6:20 pm