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kleinbl00  ·  340 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Four Days Trapped at Sea With Crypto's Nouveau Riche

I've been living with this:

    One of the ways men bond is by demonstrating collective power over women. This is why business deals are still done in strip clubs, even in Silicon Valley, and why tech conferences are famous for their “booth babes.” It creates an atmosphere of complicity and privilege. It makes rich men partners in crime.

For a couple days now. I ricochet between "that's really insightful" to "if men made that stereotype about women we'd be roasted alive" to "but it's accurate" to "but it's not accurate of all men" to "but it's accurate of enough men that you agree with it with no substantial reservations" and, like most good writing, you can't buttonhole it and move on.

On the one hand, the people I know who delve in cryptocurrency aren't like this. On the other hand, every public forum I've ever visited about cryptocurrency is drearily like this. You can not be the stereotype and still acknowledge the grinding prevalence of the stereotype. Which makes the heinous schadenfreude of the Brooks Brothers set all the worse - it's one thing to be hated on by those fuckin' Goldman Sachs-worshipping BankerBros. It's another when they have a point.