Wow. I'm really shocked by the number of people saying "it's just a joke!" after the Sqoot hackathon invitation listed "Women to serve you drinks" as a "perk" of their hackathon. Since apparently many people are confused as to what constitutes sexism, I've created a simple test:
Would it be incredibly _____ist if you used another minority group? If yes, then it's sexist.
There are few black people in tech, so let's see how that invitation would look:
Come to our hackathon!...
Blacks: we have a ton of attractive black people ready to serve you drinks! Our PM is a real slavedriver....
Yup, that's incredibly offensive. How can you argue that it's different for women? It's not ok to joke about this.