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Sun Mar 30, 2014, 02:33 PM

"Hot Tech Hotties" meant to address sexism in tech industry

Not at all ironic that I found this article by following a link from Weird News.

The Internet has opened tech culture to ongoing discussions about the systemic sexism and harassment in the field. Women are paid less than half of what men make. Their careers are drastically shortened. They face abuse and death threats when they speak out.

In the wake of recent debates about the industry's gender issues, one fledgling mobile magazine decided that we could all use more women in tech... in their underwear.

Hot Tech Today was released March 17 on iTunes and Google Play stores, purporting to be a new “FUN!” alternative to the average run-of-the-mill startup magazines. You know, the ones without women dropping their thong underwear on the covers.
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The Facebook page is semi-regularly refreshed with new Hot Tech Hotties:



“These women are models,” argued Kelley. “They want to be models, this is the career they have chosen and hope to excel and earn a living doing what they do. We actually give them the avenue to do that. We pay them for the job they love doing and that's that. Erica Williams is really the only woman in tech within our very small organization. All of the other women in tech should be proud to have a woman owner of a tech company and really overlooking any sexism altogether.

http://www.dailydot.com/technology/hot-tech-today/?headline=9&utm_content=Tech%27s%20first%20pinup%20magazine%20brings%20the%20wrong%20kind%20of%20exposure%20to%20women&utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=outbrain&utm_name=outbrain
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Reply "Hot Tech Hotties" meant to address sexism in tech industry (Original post)
BainsBane Mar 2014 OP
seabeyond Mar 2014 #1
BainsBane Mar 2014 #2
seabeyond Mar 2014 #3
BainsBane Mar 2014 #4
seabeyond Mar 2014 #5
seabeyond Mar 2014 #6
BainsBane Mar 2014 #7
seabeyond Mar 2014 #8
seabeyond Mar 2014 #9
BainsBane Mar 2014 #10
seabeyond Mar 2014 #11
mopinko Mar 2014 #15
BainsBane Apr 2014 #21
mopinko Apr 2014 #24
BainsBane Apr 2014 #25
nomorenomore08 Mar 2014 #12
ismnotwasm Mar 2014 #13
BainsBane Mar 2014 #14
ismnotwasm Mar 2014 #16
Warpy Apr 2014 #26
seabeyond Mar 2014 #17
ismnotwasm Mar 2014 #18
seabeyond Mar 2014 #19
ismnotwasm Mar 2014 #20
BainsBane Apr 2014 #22
ismnotwasm Apr 2014 #23
Duckhunter935 Apr 2014 #28
Warpy Apr 2014 #27

Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:02 PM

1. stick a finger in the mouth. how stupid. lol. just looks so stupid. damn....

 

hey baines.....

another meet up?????

i mean. a couple months. colo spr again. and more meet. there are some people i want to see. and colorado spring was sooooo much fun. some planning. poor dick will have a cow. but wow... the fun we could have.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:03 PM

2. I'd love it

maybe somewhere different this time? San Francisco? Santa Fe?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:07 PM

3. santa fe. that would be so cool. we have like four women in colorado we have not met up

 

with yet. but, santa fe is pretty mellow also. interesting. i can drive. gotta drive. or dallas

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:08 PM

4. Not Dallas

Austin, but not Dallas. There is nothing to see in Dallas.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:11 PM

5. there is something there baines, lol. thinking of a couple duers. but i can do austin for sure.

 

i can grab a duer in dallas and head on down

lol

SF would be a blast but woman. i drive. i do not fly

midwest? chicago?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:11 PM

6. thinking to be had. couple months though. i have to earn some money. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:37 PM

7. Sure, or even Minneapolis!

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 03:42 PM

8. ya know.... i am sayin'. free free free i tell you to make our choices. who knows. lol. nt

 

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 04:35 PM

9. meet up in florida. trumad just said he is buying, lol. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 06:54 PM

10. Buying what?

Where in FL?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 30, 2014, 07:27 PM

11. lol. i was thinkin drinks... and was a joke. couldnt pay me to meet up in florida. nt

 

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 07:21 PM

15. chicago

just sayin

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Response to mopinko (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 12:43 AM

21. Is that your stomping ground?

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Or you just like it?

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 08:12 AM

24. home

big ole house, room for many.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:41 PM

25. Chicago works for me

I can drive down there.

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Response to BainsBane (Original post)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 01:55 AM

12. Sure they chose to do it. Doesn't mean the whole thing isn't stupid. n/t

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 08:03 AM

13. Yeah

Sometimes I think if we're going to objectify -- the problem would slightly ameliorated by equal time.








Wouldn't work-- but a thought.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 02:46 PM

14. No, it doesn't

because it's not remotely comparable in terms of social impact.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 07:32 PM

16. +1

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:45 PM

26. Yeah, pose like a porn star once

and you'll get slut shamed for it for the rest of your life.

Men just go to fat and brag about how buff they used to be.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #13)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 08:39 PM

17. one. hands down. are these techie dudes? lol nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #17)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 10:27 PM

18. Naw

Couldn't find any-- which is part of the point--why we can't enjoy the human form on an equal, Non-objectified basis. Most of it rests on women, objectified women women may admired, but not as human persons, with thought, feelings and lives-- they become the property of a sexist society.

The guys? They're just hot guys posing.

BTW did you see "Hot Jesus"-- it's a movie ad. It shouldn't make me laugh, but I can't help it



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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #18)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 10:35 PM

19. hm. but then the cross in the background kinda ruins it...

 

seeing the face and knowing what is to come. believe or not.... not the issue

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #19)

Mon Mar 31, 2014, 10:53 PM

20. Yeah, that's what I said

"Too bad about the ending"

(With sincere apologies to Christian persons)

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 12:45 AM

22. Speaking of movies

I finally saw Gravity on Saturday. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

My dad liked it though.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 07:45 AM

23. Ugh

And I love, love Sci Fi. Special defects were good but movie? Ick. Each to their own taste in movies though

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #23)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 07:12 PM

28. had my hopes up

 

watched it and was it ever bad as far as the storyline. Could have been so much better without the constant bull that would never happen.

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Response to BainsBane (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 1, 2014, 06:46 PM

27. It would have been better had Bullock's character known what she was doing

and Clooney's character hadn't been killed off so quickly and what the hell, they'd have had somebody scientifically literate justify all the flying space junk.

Other than that, it was peachy.

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