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Male Chauvinistic Attitudes in Tech 2011-01-11 13:00:58

Geeky Ladies: Have You Had to Deal With Chauvinistic Male Attitudes? Tell Me!

While 99 percent of this year's CES experience was positive, I did encounter a small but upsetting amount of male chauvinism. And while it's no surprise that the majority of the technology industry is populated with males, that doesn't mean a chauvinistic attitude should be acceptable. After posting an account of what CES was like as a woman, reader jalcaidinho raised a great point:

"I have not had to deal with as many come-ons, inappropriate contact (Oh I am woman in Vegas so I must want to be groped!), and jokes at any other tech event and I am wondering how much more pleasant CES would be if it were not held in Vegas. I am curious as to how many other women also noticed this."

Aside from the jerk who made the comment about the Girl Scout cookie convention, I didn't have to handle anything too awful. Have you been in a similar situation? What happened? How did you handle it?

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