Why are booth babes still a thing at (some) Tech events?
Cate Lawrence
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It has just this moment occurred to me to wonder what the demographics of the convention industry actually are. I mean… we know that white men are massively overrepresented in the tech industry and engineering, and other industries such as teaching and nursing are heavily skewed towards women for no good reason. I just have no idea whether the demographic of people attracted to the casual work of hosting event stalls is skewed towards any specific part of the population… I wonder if anyone has any stats?

However even if the available pool of staff *is* made up mostly of young women (which is dubious), there is no excuse for the insistence on high heels and short dresses!

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