Ugh the bit about strong accents is really true. The white dudes around here who talk about tech being a meritocracy make me shake my head at this whole thing.
So another way to figure out which of our taboos future generations will laugh at is to start with the labels. Take a label-- "sexist", for example-- and try to think of some ideas that would be called that. Then for each ask, might this be true?
I would be reluctant to start a startup with a woman who had small children, or was likely to have them soon. [emphasis added] But you’re not allowed to ask prospective employees if they plan to have kids soon…Whereas when you’re starting a company, you can discriminate on any basis you want about who you start it with.
“One of the reasons,” he said, “is because there’s nothing else to invest in. ..."
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