Is Silicon Valley REALLY That Bad?

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Hoo boy. It seems like Silicon Valley just can't catch a break from negative stories about how sexist, ageist, classist, and even racist it's culture has become (or perhaps has always been). I don't live or work there, so I can't speak from experience about whether that criticism is deserved, but when you read lists of shockingly inappropriate behavior like this, start to wonder if it is.

Today I started reading two articles that analyze Silicon's Valley's ageism and sexism. I'd love for you to read them too, and let me know what you think:

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