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Business Insider CTO Pax Dickinson forced to resign over sexist tweets - 2013-09-10

F358.png Business Insider CTO Pax Dickinson forced to resign over sexist tweets September 10, 2013, Prachi Gupta, Salon

After what he thought was a pretty tame day on Twitter, Business Insider's chief technology officer Pax Dickinson has been forced to resign over a string of sexist tweets, reports New York magazine.

Dickinson's Twitter trouble began when he lamented over TechCrunch's apology for two sexist hackathon presentations, including one about an app called TitStare. To Dickinson, this was just an example of "low-grade sexism," which is somehow a separate thing from the sexism that TechCrunch refers to as "a major problem in the industry":

But after receiving lots of attention on Twitter, Business Insider decided that Dickinson's "low-grade sexism" was not a good look for its brand:

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{{cite news | first = Prachi | last = Gupta | title = Business Insider CTO Pax Dickinson forced to resign over sexist tweets | url = https://www.salon.com/2013/09/10/pax_dickinson_fired_from_business_insider_for_sexist_tweets/ | work = Salon | date = September 10, 2013 | accessdate = April 9, 2020 }}