Reply to post: The industries you'd think should be the most progressive often are the worst!

Hey GitLab, the 1970s called and want their sexism back: Saleswomen told to wear short skirts, heels and 'step it up'

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The industries you'd think should be the most progressive often are the worst!

It's remarkable how there's endless issues with sexism in tech, when you'd think that it'd be one are that's all shiny and brand new and was initially full of women working in very high end of development, at least until it took a nose dive in the 1970s.

Then take a look at something like creative / broadcast media / film etc which seems to be full of old-school abusive labour practices - back-to-back unpaid internships, bad wages, abusive bosses being accepted.

Academia also seems to have huge issues with sexism, pay equality, hierarchies, failure to pay people living wages, abuse of junior academic / PhD researchers etc. Something you'd never expect, as you'd think it's the ultimate in highbrow and self-aware employers, but nope!

You'd probably find more diversity and a better atmosphere in a stuffy old bank these days than in some of these trendy companies which is an awful reflection on the whole culture within.

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