What (Some) Silicon Valley Women Think Of Newsweek

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I have thoughts on this Newsweek article.

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Tech has some issues. You read tradepubstoriesaboutsexualharassmentandassaultallegations so often its absurd. Newsweek, which just discovered there are only a few women in tech, sent accomplished author Nina Burleigh to investigate tech gender politics. She did an adequate job in her piece, “What Silicon Valley Thinks Of Women.”

Bandwagoning on after lengthy pieces in The New York Times and a very public campaign to collect startup diversity data, the piece contains the requisite tech sexism horror stories and well-worn accounts of women not receiving funding because they are women, but also nuggets of insight like, “One problem with the male-dominated system is that top partners have almost never been exposed to women as professional peers. Their interaction with women is limited to their wives and daughters, and maybe executive assistants.”

This is accurate: Sexism in tech is…

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