IT Exhibit Degrading To Women
Some people just need to cool down and get a grip.
It was a way to have a bit of fun, and draw some extra attention to their exhibit. They certainly got the extra attention.
IT worker Kate Carruthers said NetRegistry’s depiction of women at a trade show was unacceptable. “I was there and didn’t like what I saw,” Ms Carruthers, who is a member of Females in the Information Technology and Telecommunications.
Shades of something nasty in the wood shed. The blokes were dressed up too, Kate.
NetRegistry chief Larry Bloch defended his company against claims the stunt was distasteful.
“I think there are some people out there that just need to relax,” he said. “It was a bit of harmless fun.”
Mr Bloch admitted the IT industry was challenging for women, but offered no apology for his marketing department’s strategy.
It sounds like the whole concept of humour is a bit challenging for some people as well.