[Content Note: Misogyny.]

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer tries to stay far away from the gender-based stereotypes plaguing the tech industry.

"I never play the gender card…The moment you play into that, it's an issue," Mayer told Medium for an article centered on Yahoo's two-decade legacy and Mayer's hand in turning the company around. "In technology we live at a rare, fast-moving pace. There are probably industries where gender is more of an issue, but our industry is not one where I think that's relevant."
Okay, player.

There are all kinds of studies and surveys and reports that utterly contradict what Mayer is saying, that gender is, in fact, "an issue" in the tech industry—especially viewed through an intersectional lens that reveals the lack of equitable opportunities for women of color and women with disabilities.

But we don't even need "evidence" to know this is true. We need only listen to the women within the tech industry whose reported lived experiences tell an entirely different story than the story being peddled by a privileged woman who clearly views herself as an Exceptional Woman who doesn't need to "play the gender card."

Not like those other "victims."

And, not for nothing, but sexism doesn't become "an issue" the moment women play the gender card call out sexism in the tech industry, or any industry; it's an issue the moment people engage in the misogyny or sexual harassment that necessitates the need to call it out.

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