Ellen PaoComo que dando continuidade a este debate promovido pela APDSI, aqui está a minha chamada de atenção para o artigo Lawsuit Shakes Foundation of a Man’s World of Tech. Começa assim:«MEN invented the Internet. And not just any men. Men with pocket protectors. Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died. Nerds. Geeks. Give them their due. Without men, we would never know what our friends were doing five minutes ago.
But are these men trapped in the past even as they create the future?
That’s the debate that has sprung up here since Ellen Pao, a junior partner in her early 40s at the distinguished venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the company and her colleagues there. The complaint, laced with accusations of professional retaliation after spurned sexual advances, has riveted Silicon Valley, whose venture capitalists generally prefer media attention for their businesses and deals, not themselves. Instead of talking about the New New Thing, people are discussing an old, old problem. And they are taking sides.
Although the accusations have yet to be heard in court, even some of Ms. Pao’s critics concede that she is exposing an uncomfortable truth about Silicon Valley: starting tech companies in 2012 is still a male game, and so is funding them. (...)». Já agora, um blogue que edito - Em Cada Rosto Igualdade - que se debruça sobre a questão de género, e não só, e que talvez interesse a alguns dos leitores de A Sociedade de Informação em Portugal.