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If you use women as decorative objects, then I will assume your tech is from the 1950s, too

If you use women as decorative objects, then I will assume your tech is from the 1950s, too

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  • People tell me all the time the gender gap in tech is a pipeline problems. That's not true. Girls Who Code has taught 185,000 girls to code with 30,000 of them in college today.

    Concepts like "booth girls" and other systemic issues drive the gap. Tech is a toxic industry and we all need to come together

    People tell me all the time the gender gap in tech is a pipeline problems. That's not true. Girls Who Code has taught 185,000 girls to code with 30,000 of them in college today.

    Concepts like "booth girls" and other systemic issues drive the gap. Tech is a toxic industry and we all need to come together to remedy the years of sexism and racism that have happened

  • People have to understand— the egalitarian view of male/female relations that dominates modern Western culture is still a minority opinion in most of the rest of the world. The feminist sexual revolutions of the mid-20th century just didn’t happen at anywhere near the same scale outside of the West

    People have to understand— the egalitarian view of male/female relations that dominates modern Western culture is still a minority opinion in most of the rest of the world. The feminist sexual revolutions of the mid-20th century just didn’t happen at anywhere near the same scale outside of the West.

    We sure aren’t perfect, but don’t take what we have for granted— a lot of people fought like hell just to get this far.

    A lot of young people, out of either a desire to be respectful of other cultures or cynicism toward the West, are blind to the world’s problems. Women’s equality, antiracism, and LGBT rights are to this day still largely Western phenomena. Progress is being made, of course, but naively expecting foreign cultures to be as respectful of women as Europe or America is a recipe for bitter disappointment.

  • I remember being at a CES where this transition had been nearly completed, which made the models at the booths from companies who "didn't get the memo" (or more likely, chose to ignore it) all the more striking. I think it was also the first year when the conference didn't coincide with the porn awards

    I remember being at a CES where this transition had been nearly completed, which made the models at the booths from companies who "didn't get the memo" (or more likely, chose to ignore it) all the more striking. I think it was also the first year when the conference didn't coincide with the porn awards, which had been a creepy double dose of objectification. Yes, as other commenters point out, other countries have not yet come as far in certain respects relating to gender equality, etc., but acknowledging this does not excuse it. To not hold others to our own moral standards, which are hardly universal even in the West--let's be honest--is its own form of soft bigotry. Inclusion and accountability should go hand in hand.

  • Another example of why women have such a hard time in tech.

  • Sorry TechCrunch state of art tech doesn't mean social values are contemporary.

  • People are not peripherals.

  • Taiwan actually has some of the highest gender equality in the high-tech industry. While booth bunnies maybe offensive to the journalist's sensibilities, to suggest that therefore the tech is from the 1950's is equally immature. Working towards evolving the the tradeshow culture constructively and emphasizing

    Taiwan actually has some of the highest gender equality in the high-tech industry. While booth bunnies maybe offensive to the journalist's sensibilities, to suggest that therefore the tech is from the 1950's is equally immature. Working towards evolving the the tradeshow culture constructively and emphasizing this to CETRA (the organizers) would be more positive.

  • Women are historically used in advertising/marketing as ‘bait’. Sheesh guys ...just set out a candy dish or some free pens.