“Culture Fit” Is a Shitty Excuse for Marginalizing Women in Tech

Taken at face value, “not a culture fit” sings: Nothing personal, you’d probably be happier somewhere else! But what prioritizing “fit” really allows a company to do is reject an applicant for not matching the pattern. For being an “other” in some way. For coming from a different background, looking different, acting different, having different interests, all of which could be considered an asset when a company is trying to target new markets or come up with ideas that solve more than the problem of “being twenty years old, with cash on hand.”

[ via Valleywag ]

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