Essays on Technology and Culture

Inside The SXSW Debacle

Being a woman in tech is fraught with all kinds of complications, and speaking up against inequalities in technology and harassment leaves victims open to more harassment. It is a fight I want to fight. But why should it be something women and marginalized groups have to fight on their own? Why do diverse and safe spaces have to come at such a high cost?

— Caroline Sinders – “I Was on One of Those Canceled SXSW Panels. Here Is What Went Down.”

An important look inside the SXSW debacle from one of the people involved. Caroline makes a great point: how can you provide a platform marginalized groups fight inequality and refuse to defend them against the abuse it opens them up to?