misogyny

  • The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant Crunch Network

    The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant

    It was a tumultuous year for the technology industry, with sexual harassment, pay gaps and under-representation of women often dominating the headlines. And while sexism was not born in Silicon Valley, sexual harassment is proving to be toxic for business. As part of our larger Q4 and 2017 coverage, let’s see how the venture industry invested in women last year. Read More

  • A look back at Uber’s hellish year

    A look back at Uber’s hellish year

    We endured plenty of the drama Uber packed in for every five-hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes of 2017 — and what a year! From protests to a major sexual harassment probe, the ousting of co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, the crowning of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the promising hints of that long-awaited IPO and an on-going lawsuit with Google over self-driving cars. Read More

  • Uber has fired more than 20 people over harassment probe

    Uber has fired more than 20 people over harassment probe

    Uber has fired more than 20 people involved in a harassment probe, TechCrunch has confirmed. The ride share company began investigating at least 215 employees after the company was hit with sexual harassment claims earlier this year and has so far found at least 20 employees to be at fault in a wide array of discriminatory, bullying and other harassing actions. First reported in Bloomberg… Read More

  • UK study quantifies Twitter’s misogyny problem

    UK study quantifies Twitter’s misogyny problem

    Online abuse remains the big hairy monster in the room for platforms powered by user-generated content. Twitter especially has had some very sizable and public problems with problem users. A UK thinktank has just published a new study quantifying the ongoing problem of misogynistic abuse on Twitter. Read More

  • Ubisoft Shows That The Video Game Industry Needs To Work On Its Priorities

    Ubisoft Shows That The Video Game Industry Needs To Work On Its Priorities

    The video game industry, like the tech industry at large, has a poor history of welcoming women into its culture. That’s not exactly an original sentiment, but it’s something that can’t be said too often. Read More

  • #YesAllWomen Shows That Misogyny Is Everyone’s Problem

    #YesAllWomen Shows That Misogyny Is Everyone’s Problem

    If the actions of the U.C. Santa Barbara shooter last week turned the Internet into a crime scene, then the Web is also where we turn to grieve and try to process something that is truly incomprehensible and horrifying. Since news of the murders broke, #YesAllWomen has remained one of the top trending topics on Twitter. Originally created by Twitter user gildedspine in reaction to the Not All… Read More