Sex & Software (Mike-Interview with Brianna Wu)

Episode 322 | Sex & Software (Mike-Interview with Brianna Wu)

Date: 2017-01-09

Link: Startups for the Rest of Us

 

Startups for the Rest of UsWomen prefer to be called women (rather than female coders).

If you are asking somebody if they are male or female (on a form) preface with a couple of sentences as to why you are asking.

You are dealing with a culture of men who genuinely believe they are too smart to be sexist but have aggressive tendencies.

When talking (about women’s issues) men are so quick to turn the conversation to themselves and how it affects them.

We are missing a more constructive way to move forward.

We have to get past the point where our own comfort is our highest priority.

The features that get into a product are the ones your team cares about.

We need to own these problems instead of minimizing them.

A woman’s experience is discounted compared to a man’s.

H.R. exists to protect the company–not protect the woman.

The threat of sexual assault is something that men never have to think about and women have to think about all the time.