Peter Thiel, YC, and hard decisions
Ellen K. Pao

Mrs Pao, I think you’re making the right decision but I’m afraid for the wrong reason.

Mr Thiel’s choice to make a financial contribution to Trump’s campaign is obviously upsetting but it is an individual choice that he has an absolute right to make, like did and do tens of thousands other people. Nobody can really speculate on Thiel’s motives behind that support.

On the other hand and as you mentioned in your piece, Thiel has voiced his very own opinion about women’s vote, with a strong hint of his adherence to the abhorrent #repealthe19th “movement” within Trump’s supporters base. This is what I see as immediately disqualifying Mr. Thiel from any civilized association.

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