In many ways, Pao was a guinea pig for such a kind of gender discrimination case, but her efforts to expose the insular world of venture capitalism have paved the way for women to pursue more equal treatment in the future.
If we celebrate hackers releasing similar images without consent, then we are taking the power away from the meaningful movement and placing it in the hands of anonymous individuals with no accountability nor good intentions in mind.
Newsweek’s story brings the appropriate media attention to a topic that deserves more careful consideration, but it serves only as a starting point in terms of what Silicon Valley women ought to do about their situation.
Stanford sees applicant pools of 40,000 or more. more than 5.07% of applicants have SAT scores in the 2200-2400 range student, so the 2000 or so who make the final cut must have done something exceptional other than receiving a perfect SAT score to make themselves stand out. Stanford has the opportunity to be the first elite institution to formally eliminate the SAT from its admissions considerations and inspire others leaders in higher education to follow. Without SAT scores, higher education could return its focus on identifying true, deep, and brilliant thinkers and developing them to their fullest potential instead of rewarding the most “excellent sheep.”