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I’m a Creep. I’m Sorry.
Dave McClure
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Disproportionately. You forgot the word “disproportionately” supported a diverse… Throwing a minority team a token check here and there isn’t much when you’re systematically reinforcing (and personally perpetuating) a system that discriminates against half the population/an entire gender.

Also…this is hard. And this is an everybody problem, not just a man problem. It takes two to tango and if you’re a member of a society that subjugates and objectifies women, then you’re part of the problem.

Making a public apology & accepting responsibility isn’t brave, it’s the right thing to do. Welcome to the confusing world of difficult decisions where everyone is quick to judge or persecute, & you can’t just do whatever you want anymore. It’s the first step in becoming less Bro and more human.

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