Shanley Kane

Shanley Kane is founder and CEO of Model View Culture. She is a cultural critic, organizer, writer and feminist.


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When Movements Backfire: Violence Against Women and Online Harassment

The anti-online harassment movement is already replicating many of the shortcomings, failures, erroneous assumptions and faulty strategies of the larger violence against women movement.

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Tech Workers: Please Stop Defending Tech Companies

Why in the fuck would you stand with billionaires, corrupt power centers, and technology dynasties... over the very people that you work alongside?

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Women in Tech and The Awareness Problem

We never interrogate exactly what we have become aware of, or what it’s all been for.

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Diversity and Companies-As-Systems

Diversity in tech is not only about ending technology empires that employ almost all white men, but about ending the ecosystems around tech companies that benefit primarily white males through a constellation of seemingly “secondary” effects in a far vaster net.

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“Here’s To The Crazy Ones”: Stigma Against Mental Illness in Tech

It seems to have occurred to no one that if we could stop punishing people for being mentally ill, and for speaking up about it, we could actually get the "conversation" we claim to want.

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A New, Open Source Funding Platform With Diversity At The Core

Building a welcoming and sustainable funding community.

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“Internet Famous”: Visibility As Violence On Social Media

How the fuck does your “meritocracy” explain this?

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HR Antipatterns at Startups

The toxic devaluation of HR at tech companies.

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Five Good Things Happening in Venture Capital

VC is paying attention, successful organizations, new tech centers, woman-led VC and more.

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The Startup Mythologies Trifecta

They work together in concert, and in practice, function to exclude and marginalize minorities in tech.

Lean Against: Building an Alternative to Lean In Within Tech

The ultimate message of Lean In ideology is transparent in the name itself: Stay in the machine. Work for the machine. Appease the machine.

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Tech Workers, Political Speech and Economic Threat

How tech companies claim employees’ identities and speech through direct economic coercion.