Sexism makes hacker conferences a nightmare
A top female hacker has said that she will not go to DEFCON because she does not want to be groped.
The largest and most famous hacker conference in the world is allegedly rife with sexual harassment and women who show up are seen as potential targets by the predominantly male audience.
Writing in her blog, hacker called Valerie Aurora said that she had first attended DEFCON in 1995 as a 17-year-old. At that time DEFCON 3 was just a few hundred computer security experts wearing black leather jackets and milling around in a ballroom at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. However, all that changed, and Aurora said she would never go to the conference again because of her bad experiences at DEFCON. These range from sexual insults to straight out sexual assault.
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