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Kelsey Ziser
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Kelsey Ziser,
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3/27/2017 | 4:41:02 PM
Re: Ping pong ding dong
@Paul a steal of a deal, for sure!

@Eryn - The part about the Vanity Fair article reminded me of a section in the book "Feminist Fight Club" where the author says that even the "good guys" and some women exhibit sexist behavior as it's so deeply entrenched in our culture. Author Jessica Bennett says, "Recognizing sexism is harder than it once was. Like the microaggressions that people of color endure daily -- racism masked as subtle insults or dismissals -- today's sexism is insidious, casual, politically correct, even friendly. It is a kind of can't-put-your-finger-on, not-particularly-overt, hard-to-quantify, harder-even-to-call-out behavior that maybe isn't necessarily intentional, or conscious. Sometimes women exhibit it too. None of that makes it any less damaging."

So yes, part of it is simple -- hire more women -- and part of it is for women already in male-dominated workplaces to find constructive ways to tear down the walls built by years of sexism, both overt and subtle.
PaulERainford
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3/24/2017 | 12:48:46 PM
Re: Ping pong ding dong
Judging from the photo, Zuck's technique is poor. Mark, I can supply coaching services for $4000 an hour. It's the going rate, trust me.
ErynLeavens
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3/24/2017 | 12:23:35 PM
Re: Ping pong ding dong
Zuckerberg agrees: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2017/03/09/ping-pong-night-out-tech-ceos-zuckerberg-houston-and-kalanick/98985578/
PaulERainford
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PaulERainford,
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3/24/2017 | 6:32:21 AM
Ping pong ding dong
Hey, women play ping pong too you know! I used to play table tennis tournaments as a kid, and I can vouch that, in the UK at least, it's one of most gender-equal sports around. I know sexism is rife in tech circles, but don't blame it on the ping pong table.


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