do they think they have no women readers?
I had been wondering why women have felt the need to start up their own gadget blogs. After reading Engadget this morning, I know exactly why. First there were the weak jokes about wanting sexy “nurse bots” instead of functional transportation devices. But what really got my adrenalin racing was the report on the new portable PlayStations, where the tits of the women carrying the devices got more comments than the gadget itself. The reader comments were even worse. I furiously wrote a comment.
What the hell? This is such a pathetic example of sexism I’m astounded you guys can do this and not blush.
I’ve gotta assume the only reason is you think you’re in the boys’ showers at high school and there are no girls in sight.
Well wise up: if you want as wide an audience as possible for your website, you’d better bloody well not treat it as the boys’ showers.
I think PlayStation’s pathetic for using pretty women to promote their gadgets. What a stupid way of telling 50% of the population that they’re not interested in selling to them.
I think Engadget’s perpetrating sexism by focussing on the tits rather than the gadget.
And I’m appalled by the readers’ comments here. I’m guessing the women who STARTED reading this thread stopped pretty quick.
Engadget: are you REALLY trying to scare away your women readers?
Engadget had better bloody answer [Update: They did, and nicely, too.]. And I will be reading the womens’ gadget blogs from here on: Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women and Shiny Shiny: A Girl’s Guide to Gadgets.