And here we are: now Paul’s article is a destination for people to discredit the story. Because of course.
I see you promote your network as a news aggregator for people in industry:
I’m glad that as a man you verified this party. I grew up in Palo Alto, and while I had an office there I was not invited to any sex parties. I don’t live there now, but I do know that as a woman one of the challenges we have is that men see things, might be uncomfortable and then usually do not step in to stop or change things. So thank you. One of…
Thank you for this. Women still get accused of making things up, exaggerating, and being hypersensitive (and we question ourselves on this all the time), so unfortunately we need allies like you corroborating these stories until shit gets fixed.
Paul, thank you. There are few men who are willing to speak up in this way, and even fewer founders who do so. It is rare, and necessary.
It is important that we assign responsibility to *all* parties involved in perpetuating this abuse of power:
Recently, while browsing Twitter, I saw a few machine learning researchers post about an incident at one of their big conferences (NIPS) in which a band performing at the closing party made jokes about sexual assault. This is a band that is composed mostly of famous…