Today's Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:
Re "Sexism at issue in Silicon Valley," Oct. 24
What The Times doesn't consider is what I call the "jerk quotient" — and in the technology industry, it is exceptionally high. The only other industry where women can encounter a comparable number of jerks is the banking industry — and look what happened there.
I remember sitting in a Starbucks and eavesdropping on a bunch of Mark Zuckerberg wannabes. Their big idea? A website that was a cross between Facebook and "The X Factor" called "Hofactor," where men could post comments about how slutty their girlfriends were and vote for the biggest sluts.
They were serious about this. No wonder women don't want to work in Silicon Valley.