News Computing giant Microsoft has come under fire after it hired dancers dressed in 'schoolgirl' outfits

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  1. dawg

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    Computing giant Microsoft has come under fire after it hired dancers dressed in 'schoolgirl' outfits at a professional networking event.

    Female attendees of the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco said they were left feeling "uncomfortable" and "unwelcome" by the presence of the performers.

    Microsoft has since apologised, saying it "justly deserves" criticism for hiring the scantily-dressed dancers.

    Microsoft, which owns Xbox, was accused of heavily basing the event’s entertainment towards men at a time the gaming industry is grappling with issue of gender inclusivity.

    Several women involved in the games industry posted on social media to voice their disgust.









    Kamina Vincent, whose tweets at the party first drew attention to the issue, went into further detail regarding the evening’s events:

    "They [the hired dancers] were immediately noticeable from their outfits because they seemed dressed completely differently to everyone else for the event, wearing a cleavage enhancing crop top and short miniskirt,” she told Huffington Post.

    "She introduced herself and asked if we were having fun. I asked what her role was at the party. She told me that they had been hired to speak with attendees and encourage them to the dance floor.

    "As I continued my questions about her presence and role at the party she quickly excused herself from the conversation and joined a group of men on a nearby sofa.

    "It was a conversation that left me feeling very uncomfortable and I chose this moment to leave the party."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...games-industry-networking-event-a6941296.html
     
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    that's great! some people have no common sense.
     
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    Slow Just a gangster I suppose Gold

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    I was at a college basketball game recently. All of the cheerleaders were 20-30lb overweight with skirts down past their knees. It wont be long before any type of fun is done away with.
     
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    oh baby baby
     
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    It's a nerds fantasy come true hot school girls asking them to dance. I can see why the women hated it but let's face it it was a dream come true for the guys. Microsoft should have known better.
     
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    are you kidding me? Its a young, old and every age in between man fantasy :jerk:
     
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    Meh. It will be forgotten before the weekend is over.

    In other Microsoft news they are talking openly about multiplayer online games being cross platform. Ie, you wil be able to be play Battlefront against a PlayStation owner on your Xbox.
     
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    with all the fake butthurt going on in this country, it's just better to do nothing.

    but whoever thought that was a good idea at Microsoft should be shitcanned.
     
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    So what?

    If the girls are willing to dress up, dance and get paid, what the fuck is the problem?
     
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    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold POTY Politics

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    :lmao:
     
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    I know you're no fun.
     
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    Head of MS is a haji... shocker that women are treated like second hand trash. Who would have guessed.
     
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    Tasteless move by the big corporation. It never ceases to amaze me how many brainless creeps there are in business.
     
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    From a 30 year old still attending "university", that means a ton.
     
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    :jj:
     
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    after looking at that
    it may be micro
    but it ain't soft
     
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    I know people in business and they're always telling me things. And I'm not even close to 30.
     
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    Women should learn to keep their mouths shut. Don't like it? Don't attend.

    Or perhaps they preferred being in the kitchen 24/7?
     
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    The 19th amendment was a horrible idea.