On Mark’s birthday, in May 2006, I received an email from his administrative assistant telling me that it would be my job that day, along with all the other women in the office, to wear a T-shirt with Mark’s picture on it. The gender coding was clear: women were to declare allegiance to Mark, and men were to become Mark.
Katherine Losse had just dropped out of grad school at Johns Hopkins when she moved to Palo Alto and was hired as Facebook employee No. 51. In her new book, The Boy Kings, she describes Facebook as a men-driven fraternity full of immature and sexually inappropriate behavior. Plenty more here.