What happened when Epstein funded science and tech? Women were excluded. American universities are hooked on billionaires. The money alters how colleges work and what they focus on. In Epstein’s case, it exacerbated the exclusion of women. My column!
"When a billionaire (or, in Epstein’s case, a faux billionaire) comes calling," writes , "men in the ivory tower can’t resist lowering their golden locks to let the plutocrat climb aboard."
"When you have an event on a private beach owned by a sex trafficker, women [academics] don’t get invited" to #Epstein
What just did is important. They created a space in which could articulate (perfectly) how Jeffrey Epstein’s influence impacted the lives of women far more than those he raped. Women who were, by the system’s design, non-entities.
"When a billionaire (or, in Epstein’s case, a faux billionaire) comes calling," writes , "men in the ivory tower can’t resist lowering their golden locks to let the plutocrat climb aboard"
“what gets me is the unctuous, oozing chumminess — the unembarrassed, hat-in-hand genuflection toward the pedophile rainmaker.” this piece on epstein, ito, & broader institutional malaise is spot on
“I always wondered why I didn’t get invited to those things. Now I know: When you include a sex trafficker, you can’t include women.” by
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"When a billionaire (or, in Epstein’s case, a faux billionaire) comes calling, men in the ivory tower can’t resist lowering their golden locks to let the plutocrat climb aboard."
OK, this is a suuuuuper funny ad placement on column today skewering billionaire donor culture in universities. I read him critique Koch donations & scroll to see ad for podcast featuring Koch on philanthropy.
American Universities Are Addicted to Billionaires
It is not a small effect on gender disparities in academia when the academy relies on private money to fund science. Billionaires choose the players and they, in effect, choose the science. American Universities Are Addicted to Billionaires
Intractable moral rot in academia —> When a billionaire comes calling, the ivory tower can’t resist lowering its golden locks to let the plutocrat climb aboard.
There is a lot of truth to what is saying here in 's piece in the about women NOT getting invited to events including sex traffickers. I want to highlight a related phenomenon: getting invited to mostly male events.
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American universities are addicted to billionaires. What happened when Jeffrey Epstein funded science and tech? Women were excluded. Epstein was a regular on the masturbatory tech gadfly circuit - an attendee and sponsor of “billionaire dinners”
Epstein was a regular on the masturbatory tech gadfly circuit — an attendee and sponsor of “billionaire dinners” and related sausage-factory soirees at which ultrawealthy men , elite scientists and various other male luminaries discussed the future
Another spot on analysis by our sharpest columnist American Universities Are Addicted to Billionaires
"For now, what we can say is that Epstein’s influence exacerbated one of the most pressing problems in the sciences: the systematic exclusion of women." American Universities Are Addicted to Billionaires
American higher education has long been hooked on billionaires. The billionaires aren’t dumb — they go after the universities because our idea factories have proven to be susceptible to all their wealth.
American universities are hooked on billionaires. In Epstein's case (not a real billionaire!) it was to the detriment of women in science and tech. Here's my column. And join me at 11:30/2:30 this afternoon to chat about it here on Twitter!