Titstare App Opens Tech Conference
Two grown men stood on stage to kick off the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon conference—with an app called Titstare. The giggling Australian duo explained it’s “where you take photos of yourself, staring at tits” (no, really?) and proceeded to show sample photos. Later, a man simulated masturbation during his presentation to the audience, where a 9-year-old girl was in attendance. As a reaction to the event and the tech industry’s exclusion of women as a whole, The Atlantic compiled a series of tech’s most sexist quotes into a truly astounding poem. TechCrunch told Valleywag’s Sam Biddle, “Two inappropriate presentations made it on stage at the hackathon earlier today. They misrepresented the hackers here and our team. We apologize and we’re making sure these problems don’t happen again.” Is it wrong to doubt that?