“Why do women try to get ahead by pulling men down?”

Warning: This article is not about design, but is also one of my most popular articles ever. I'm only reproducing the introduction here. If you're interested, a continuation link is at the end of the excerpt.

I see comments along these lines pretty much every time the issue of gender inequality in tech comes up. A lot of men (and sometimes women) respond to women suggesting that men have to give up their privilege by saying “So you’re saying that in order for women to get ahead, they have to pull men down?! That’s not fair!” The tricky thing about statements like these is that they’re half true. The problem is that people assume that because they are half true, that means they are completely true. Let me explain…

Via metaphor!

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