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98 M. Women on Facebook, 20 Showed Up for This Protest

women and facebook protest 98 M. Women on Facebook, 20 Showed Up for This Protest

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From these Forbes photos from the scene, it looks like perhaps two dozen women and a few good men showed up at Facebook’s Manhattan headquarters yesterday to protest the lack of women on the social network’s board. “Women and Facebook: 58% of Users. 0 Board Members,” read one sign.

The group was turned away. “The handful of protesters that gathered in front of Facebook’s office on Madison Avenue at noon was disappointed when the company refused to accept a petition signed by 53,000 users asking the company to include women on its board of directors,” writes Social Times.

Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t even accept meetings with the titans of Wall Street begging to sell his stock for obscene amounts of dollars. As Grandma would say: Bless their hearts. At least it went better than the Apple store protest.

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