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Sexism and the single hacker: Where are the women at Def Con?

Does it want to be inclusive, with presentations that appeal to a broad population, including women, or exclusive, with events that few if any women will attend or feel uncomfortable if they do? Not only does that kind of environment alienate women who might otherwise enjoy Hacker Jeopardy, it sends the wrong message to younger hackers. It suggests that women are more likely to make it onstage at Def Cn if they strip than if they do topnotch security research.

[ via Pando Daily ]

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