Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780525532521 $20.00
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9780525532538 $76.00
With the confidence of a news anchor, Emily Chang delivers the unsurprising news that Silicon Valley is built upon a sexist "frat boy" culture. She carefully details the boorishness (the venture capitalist who insists that entrepreneurs make their pitches in a hot tub), cluelessness (eschewing child care, companies offer the freezing of fertile eggs), and misogyny (the frightening trolling of "gamergate") experienced by females in tech. Much of this behavior is subtly institutionalized, as witnessed by a male-to-female transsexual engineer who was surprised to find that as a woman her presentations were constantly interrupted by men. Chang is prepared, positive, and patient when dealing with the "brilliant jerks" who carry out this behavior and offers solutions ranging from top-down choices to bottom-up corporate policy. R.W.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2018]
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