Mar 11, 2014
Twitter CEO Responds to Sexism Charge Like a Bratty Child
Posted on Oct 6, 2013
If ever there’s a moment to think before you tweet, it’s when you’re the head of Twitter, your company has been accused of sexism and your gut tells you name-calling is the way to go.
Twitter is about to cash in with a billion-dollar IPO and that brings with it certain extra attention.
A recent New York Times article pointed out the embarrassing fact that the social network has an all white-male board, all male investors and only one high-ranking female executive, who has had the job for just over a month. Vivek Wadhwa is a fellow at Stanford who is working on a book about women in technology. He is quoted in that article saying, “This is the elite arrogance of the Silicon Valley mafia, the Twitter mafia.”
And that’s where things get a bit bonkers. Twitter CEO Dick Costolo responded, on Twitter, of course, “Vivek Wadhwa is the Carrot Top of academic sources.”
As The Verge reports, things got better ... eventually:
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer
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