Right, of course that happened. If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the last few months, it’s that the uncritical masses will pounce on any opportunity to attack an alleged gender discriminator, due process be damned! Anything that can be weaponized, will be weaponized.
Now, this comes as even less of a surprise:
— Susan Lyne (@smlyne) July 18, 2017
Mike Pence has a policy of not dining alone with a woman other than his wife. He does this to avoid any potential misunderstanding by the woman, the press, or the wife. Good for Mike Pence.
I suppose it is unfortunate but rational that VCs are adopting a similar strategy. Let’s go back to @ktbenner’s original article, which rakes VC Chris Sacca over the coals for allegedly touching an entrepreneur’s face without her consent. The purported event happened at a party in Vegas in 2009 — Sacca disputes the account, but the author ran with it anyway.
2009! If VCs are being ripped on for things they didn’t do and faces they didn’t touch eight years ago, of course they’re going to avoid women! After my earlier post, a visitor commented that his company refuses to hire female employees for this very reason. I hear the sentiment echoed on the streets as well. Sorry ladies, but Equal Employment laws don’t apply until the company has at least 15 employees.
So I blame the FakeNews media for mucking up the tech industry. I suspect they’re causing trouble because they’re bitter about their jobs. Tech reporters spend their days writing about scrawny nerds much like themselves, except that the nerds have big fat salaries and juice machines and Teslas, while the reporter gets 7 cents per click. Can’t blame ‘em for wanting to take VCs down a notch.
Tech journalists – have you considered a token sale?