Business Insider Just Fired Its Chief Technology Officer For His Racist, Sexist Twitter Account; Bloggers Blame ‘Brogrammer’ Culture


Pax Dickinson has been fired from his position as Chief Technology Officer of Business Insider, according to New York, after Valleywag brought to light his consistently misogynistic, homophobic, racist Twitter comments.

I guess the tweets weren’t quite “brought to light,” considering over 10,000 of them have been broadcast to Dickinson’s 1,500+ followers — the real question is why his B.I. co-workers didn’t notice the tweets earlier. Interestingly, the only Business Insider employee who is a follower of Dickinson is Tech Editor Julie Bort.

The firing comes at a particularly inopportune time for brogrammer culture, following on the heels of Titstare’s widely-reviled presentation at TechCrunch’s Disrupt Hackathon this past weekend. Prepare for a deluge of “this is what’s wrong with tech” essays in 3…2…1…

BetaBeat: “Business Insider’s Sexist CTO Has Resigned, But He’s Still Everything That’s Wrong With Tech.”

VentureVillage: “Sexism In Tech Is Everyone’s Problem.”

Business Insider: “Why I’m Finished Defending Sexism In Tech.”

The Atlantic: Found Poetry From Years of Tech Conference Sexism.”