Women, Tech, And Tone

TechCrunch: Earlier this week a startup named Geeklist was called out on Twitter for a promotional video which apparently featured a woman dancing around in her underwear. (I say “apparently” because the video has since been made private.) The Geeklist founders acknowledged that this was problematic — and then, inexplicably, they went right off the rails.

Click through that link to see some jawdropping bad judgement; they responded to the woman who complained by Twitter-cc’ing her employer(!) while calling on her to “take it offline” and explaining they “weren’t cool with the angry tone.” While their own haughty tone, of course, was perfectly acceptable…

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