More Brains, Fewer Crotches

Once again we’re back on the sexism topic in tech, watching people with big social media spotlights shine light on terrible ideas and stupid moves. This latest round has been a double-whammy: Squoot treating “women as party favors” (to borrow great wording from the title of Rachel Balik’s Forbes article, linked below) and Geeklist reacting poorly to an inquiry about an advertisement ostensibly done in their name. Add these to the stack of other companies consistently hiring spandex-body-suit-clad booth bunnies at conferences, GoDaddy, and the numbers at Gina Trapani’s “Narrow the Gapp” and it’s obvious that there’s a problem on many levels. Why I’m really here, though, is because I got asked via Twitter DM “what does this have anything …

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