Article: New Media, Same Old Misogyny by Dr. Rosanne Welch for Garnet News

New Media, Same Old Misogyny
Sometimes you have to accomplish nothing in order to take credit for something

For another example of old-world misogyny planting its flag in the new world of online media, witness the work of Sam Parr, founder of Hustle Con, a conference that promises “the best non-technical founders (a.k.a. hustlers)” who’ll show you “how they got started and give practical advice on growing your startup.”

New Media, Same Old Misogyny by Dr. Rosanne Welch for Garnet News

Parr recently posted a piece entitled 10 Amazing Entrepreneurs Who Had Accomplished Nothing By Age 30 on his site. The list offered subscribers proof that “you don’t have to be a prodigy to succeed” because those who made his list “had accomplished next to nothing before the age of 30.”

The list managed to include the likes of Henry Ford and Sam Walton (each of whom began their multi-million dollar companies over the age of 40) but did not include a single female entrepreneur, from any era. Some subscribers, such as Abigail Mela Wick, a PR and market researcher in Berlin quickly noticed the lack of female representation, “I liked this article until I realized there weren’t any women in this list.”

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