Everyone has a reason. One person was older. One person was from another country. It just doesn’t matter. If we keep this bullshit up, we’re going to crap all over another generation of women tech entrepreneurs. And it’s just a rotten thing to do. Think before you open your mouth.
And if you see someone doing this, call them on it.
Yep. And a heartwarming comment on the same article:
great post. i was at an event where an older guy (50’s married with college kids) was saying stupid flirty things to a young woman entrepreneur about how pretty she was etc. i pulled him aside and said for him to cut that shit out. so not cool. he had no idea what i was talking about. i asked him if his son was pitching me would he want me telling him how hot he looked? he got it, sent me a gift and next day and thanked me. it is never too late to learn. speak up. most of these guys have no idea what an ass they are making of themselves.