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How dire is the plight of women in tech? So dire that this week, the biggest source of uniformed, regressive commentary on the issue came out of a conference dedicated to celebrating women in technology

Highlights of this sad debacle include Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella telling women not to ask for raises, but to “(have) faith that the system will give you the right raise” and a panel of “male allies” whose commentary leaned (in?) so heavily on clichés that you could win a game of Ally Bingo. Literally.

Grace Hopper, the late computer scientist for whom the celebration was named, and the late Anita Borg, who founded the event, would doubtless be ashamed. Though sadly, after spending their lives working in the field of computing, probably not at all surprised.

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