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on Aug 5, 2014
Silly sexist language in this article. Semi-finalist Rachel Kroft should not be solely described as "girlfriend" while her boyfriend is described as a "software engineer". She's a product designer at Pivotal Labs.
He stole my idea
Yes! Cordelia. I noticed the same secondary status for Rachel Kroft ie as a satellite "girlfriend". So all emphasis for the work went to her associate who's therefore deemed to be the more significant participant.
This sexist dynamic happens throughout history... boys stealing a girl's creation and then getting awards for it. Even the Nobel Prize process is riddled with it. eg Rosalind Franklin and DNA.
"Benjamin and his girlfriend (and professional product designer) Rachel Kroft ..."
I see that as more of a software developer over product designer than a man over woman issue, but I guess we all see what we want to see.
Of course, I am outraged over the slight of product designers.
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