Color us non-shocked. Despite the dominance of libs and progressives, the South by Southwest technology/media/music confab in Austin, Texas, is not the Kumbaya lovefest it’s cracked up to be. Accusations of sexism have plagued the conference in the past. This year is no different. Can you imagine if the above-photographed wristbands were photographed at CPAC instead of #SXSW?
Here’s just a small taste of the complaints of objectification, marginalization, and misogyny against women at the event floating on Twitter.
Makes the “binders full of women” kerfuffle look even more kerfuffle-y-ish, no?
— Alexis Finch (@agentFin) March 8, 2013
— AimeeMaree Forsstrom (@aimee_maree) March 10, 2013
I feel it’s a bit sexist that 3M didn’t come up with a computer-generated booth hunk.Thought you guys were above that. #sxsw
— Amelia Mango (@ameliamango) March 9, 2013
— Narim (@getnari) March 9, 2013
More on that Reddit/sexism panel eruption here.
— Alexis Finch (@agentFin) March 4, 2013
— Hipster (@Die_Hipster) March 8, 2013
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 8, 2013
— Andy E (@AndyyyyE) March 9, 2013