The topic is hotly debated.
In December, The Wall Street Journal published a piece titled “Gender Matters,” with the headline, “Is The Future Of The Internet Really About Gender?”
The article, written by Matt Yglesias, a professor at Harvard University and an outspoken critic of the media’s treatment of women, said that the Internet is changing the way we live and interact with each other.
The article focused on the social media platform Facebook, which is owned by Facebook’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., and which, along with Google, is also a media company.
The piece suggested that the social network, which had an estimated 100 million users by December 2016, had made a significant impact on the way people communicate, particularly on gender issues.
Yglesis’ article came as a blow to the social networks own creators, which have been accused of sexism in recent years.
Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who also serves as the company’s chief technology officer, has been criticized for her handling of the Gamergate controversy, which has resulted in a boycott of the social networking service.
And while Facebook recently made a big push for diversity on its workforce, Ygleesias wrote that it’s “not enough” for the company to acknowledge that gender diversity is a problem.
“While we believe in the power of diversity, the Internet, and social media, we know that not everyone will agree with our perspectives on what is and is not the case,” he wrote.
But it is not a topic that gets a lot of traction among Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
According to a Wall Street Review survey of venture capitalists, just 2 percent of venture capital firms are interested in investing in a gender-based company.
That means only 0.5 percent of tech venture capitalists are aware of the topic, and fewer than half of them are active investors.
Some in Silicon Valley say the lack of attention to gender equality has left the industry vulnerable.
One prominent tech entrepreneur who has been critical of gender discrimination in the workplace said he is concerned about the impact that the gender issue will have on the tech sector, which employs about 10 million people.
Ellen Pao, who resigned as interim CEO of the popular dating app OKCupid after being accused of sexual harassment, said in an interview that she does not want to see the “culture of misogyny” that has existed in the dating industry disappear.
“I want to get rid of it,” Pao said.
The CEO of one of the largest women-owned tech companies in the United States, Google, said on Twitter that she hopes the social-media company “reinvents itself” as a place where women can work with and be comfortable.
The company’s board members, she said, have told her that it is important to encourage the kinds of leadership that she believes is needed in the tech industry.
More: Women have made strides in the past decade.
But the last few years have been particularly hard.
Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan pollster, reports that women are underrepresented in tech, in leadership positions, and in senior positions of management in technology companies, but only about 1 percent of the workforce is female.
That gap has narrowed considerably since 2000, when the Pew Research Center asked the question.
But it is still the case that there is a gender gap in the workforce.
According to Pew, about 6.2 percent of U.S. adults are women, but just 2.8 percent of senior management positions in technology firms.
And according to a study by the nonprofit think tank Demos, only 14 percent of men working in technology positions are female.
Still, tech is not immune from the issue.
In October, the social news site Reddit banned female users who posted photos of themselves without makeup and body hair from the site.
The site did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.
The companies’ response has been mixed.
Twitter’s head of diversity and inclusion, Julie Lythgoe, wrote in a post on the company blog that the company had “zero tolerance” for discrimination.
However, other tech companies, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft, have acknowledged the issue of sexism on the platform.
Google, which in March announced a $1.2 billion fund to support gender equality, said it would launch a $500 million fund for gender equity within the next three years.
Microsoft, which launched its own fund in 2016, said a $10 million fund would support the “continuation of women in leadership roles and senior leadership positions in the technology industry.”
Microsoft has a number of female executives on its board.
But while the company has a diversity team that works with female employees, it has yet to commit to hiring or promoting more women.
And Twitter has been silent on the issue in recent months, a sign that some women who work in the company do not want a place in the social platform’s workforce.
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