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Yahoo Offered Lap Dances At Hack Event

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the whos'-next-it's-you dept.

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Fotograf writes "Yahoo's latest embarrassment seems like a sign that the company is just trying too hard to be cool. The latest debacle is earning the company some additional publicity. After Yahoo hosted Taiwan Open Hack Day, a special event for engineers and developers that was held last weekend, a series of photos found their way onto the internet — as ill-thought out decisions often do. Yahoo offered lap dances to the attendees of the hack event. Since the pictures have come out the company has decided to apologize."

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shucks (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835197)

Awesome. Wish I was there.

Re:shucks (5, Funny)

oldspewey (1303305) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835225)

My company never offers me lapdances. Hell, they give us a hard time if we requisition a new laptop.

Re:shucks (3, Informative)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835671)

They hate us, for our freedoms!

Company Issued Laptop (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835209)

Now that's a nice company issued laptop. ZING!

Got a pussy in my panties (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835715)

She got a pussy in her panties
She wore a pussy thong.

As Gulag U.S.A. Collapses (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835221)

Yahoo offers lap dances.

Yyyyyyyyyyaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnn.

Yours In Novorossiysk,
K. Trout

Prostitutes and rags, oh wow? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835429)

I've never understood why computer companies think that booth babes and other dry-hustle prostitution is good for business.

But I love those free T-shirts, oh yes I do. We use them as rags for messy cleanups.

Wow. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835227)

I'm obviously writing software for the wrong company.

This is an outrage! (5, Funny)

PalmHair (1222728) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835239)

Why wasn't I invited?

why wasn't I get invited? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835245)

I have a laptop, therefore I also have a lap. why didn't I get invited? That's it! No more Yahoo for me... I only Google from now on.
Take that big media!

(ha ha...my captcha is "quagmire"...giggity!)

Kid in the white shirt looks akward (5, Funny)

Nebulious (1241096) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835249)

Just goes to show you that you can read all of the documentation you want, but experience is what really matters.

as they would say on FARK.. (4, Insightful)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835255)

Get the popcorn... this is going to be an epic thread. We've already had the "Wish I was there" post, it's time for the feminist wing to turn up. Oh the objectification!

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (4, Funny)

armanox (826486) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835313)

Get the popcorn... this is going to be an epic thread. We've already had the "Wish I was there" post, it's time for the feminist wing to turn up. Oh the objectification!

This is slashdot. I have yet to see a feminist wing.

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1)

runyonave (1482739) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835381)

There has yet to be a female.

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1)

jDeepbeep (913892) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835541)

There has yet to be a female.

False.

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1)

joyfeather (1167073) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835575)

As a real female and somewhat of a feminist, I am not offended by yahoo offering this, but it does seem a bit odd.

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835653)

There's "somewhat of a femenist," and then there's "oh you poor brainwashed thing, staying home to mother the kids... you should have a real job, don't let those men be all elite on you!" femenists.

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (2, Informative)

lxs (131946) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835757)

There's also "knows how to spell 'feminist'".

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835795)

Does Femenist rhyme with Semenist?

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (5, Funny)

Whalou (721698) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835721)

OMG! A real female on slashdot!

It's time like these that I wish slashdot's "Alter Relationship" user option was more powerful. :-)

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835725)

That's what she said.

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1)

Abreu (173023) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835513)

And yet when a guy tried to complain here about sexist attitudes in open-source he was shot down to hell...

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835413)

You must be new here... Slashdot has no feminist wing, just a few male boobs.

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835427)

Hello,

I represent LAMBDA. I'd like to know why there were no MALE dancers for me to enjoy? Not all of us like girls. Men want to be objectified too!

;-)

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835695)

And I represent NAMBLA. Why weren't there any 6 years olds cavorting on my lap at that show?

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1)

bluefoxlucid (723572) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835705)

For a second I thought you said NAMBLA....

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (1)

bsDaemon (87307) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835717)

Is it called Lambda because gay sex is recursive?

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (2, Interesting)

pete6677 (681676) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835451)

This kind of stunt has become a common play in the PR handbook. Do something moderately outrageous, just enough to piss off some special interest group, and your company gets a ton of free publicity as a result. Pepsi did something like this a few months ago with an iPhone app: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33310411/ [msn.com] . You can't tell me that nobody in charge knew this stuff would be controversial. They knew exactly what they were doing and that it would get them more publicity than they were willing to pay for. The company can always fake an apology later to make it look unintentional.

Re:as they would say on FARK.. (4, Insightful)

caffeinemessiah (918089) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835509)

You can't tell me that nobody in charge knew this stuff would be controversial. They knew exactly what they were doing and that it would get them more publicity than they were willing to pay for

Never attribute to cleverness what can be attributed to stupidity. The Pepsi campaign was actually for Amp, a mountain dew-type energy drink, which is supposed to be "edgy", whatever that means. To me, that sounds like a bunch of douchebag marketing execs, fresh out of newly minted MBAs or marketing degrees, who genuinely, genuinely believe that putting out a sexist ad is "targeting the demographic" and not a "massive liability".

that's feminism circa 1960s (5, Interesting)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835679)

the new feminism is about self-empowerment

such that grad students who work in strip clubs are seen as feminist icons: its all about exploiting silly weak men for lots of their cash by doing nothing but shimmying around

and no, that doesn't mean the new feminism is the same as pre-feminism. because the feminist who strips is CHOOSING to strip for fun and titillation (pun intended), rather than being FORCED to do it for economic difficulties

not that women aren't forced into exploitation for economic difficulties anymore, i'm not describing reality. i'm describing philosophical trends in feminist thinking. in feminist thinking, porn actresses are the new pioneers

Figures... (5, Funny)

Monkeedude1212 (1560403) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835257)

The one IT related conference I DON'T go to... AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENS!

Re:Figures... (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835435)

don't mean to be a downer... but .... maybe it was because you didn't go....

Re:Figures... (1)

jittles (1613415) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835585)

Really? You've never seen anything like this? I've been to a tradeshow in Birmingham, UK where they may not have had lap dances, but they had pole dancers! Not to mention the girls in see-through plastic "clothes" that showed you exactly how much they were NOT wearing.

Eh (5, Funny)

ae1294 (1547521) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835263)

Not really a big deal.. they offer blow jobs to congressmen all the time..

Re:Eh (2, Funny)

MickyTheIdiot (1032226) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835287)

Yeah.. but it's the upper level execs that are offering them in that case. What would you expect from them?

Yawn (2, Interesting)

MBGMorden (803437) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835279)

Company sponsored AT the actual event - yeah, that's a bit over the top. But it's pretty common for guys to head to a strip club after a business meeting. Heck in any large-ish town there will be several clubs with varying reputations (almost a caste system of sorts). Invariably there is almost always one that caters to the business crowd where you walk in and it's pretty much universally guys in suits.

Yahoo took the next awkward step, but the idea overall ain't that far-fetched.

Re:Yawn (0, Troll)

easyTree (1042254) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835467)

Ahh yes, this is the real democracy. A willing underclass, subservient to your every need.

Re:Yawn (5, Insightful)

dummondwhu (225225) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835545)

Underclass? Pfff.... Most of them probably earn more than I do.

Re:Yawn (0, Troll)

easyTree (1042254) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835669)

At what, perhaps unrecognized, cost ? What next? selling their organs at yahoo events? :D

Re:Yawn (1)

MBGMorden (803437) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835567)

Alternatively if you're not as puritanical in your treatment of sex as something wholly different than any other activity you'll realize that it's the same as everyone else on the planet:

One person performing a service or job for another in exchange for payment.

The guy cooking my food at the local fast food place isn't some horribly oppressed victim of society. He's making a living.

Nor is the guy pouring the concrete for my driveway.

Or my personal trainer.

Or actors putting on a show.

Or myself working on computers all day.

Just because a puritanical society has decided to make sex a taboo subject doesn't mean that these women are any different than the rest of us simply making a living.

Re:Yawn (1)

afc_wimbledon (1052878) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835693)

Or my personal trainer.

...and this was where you lost all Slashdot credibility.

Re:Yawn (1)

easyTree (1042254) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835711)

> The guy cooking my food at the local fast food place isn't some horribly oppressed victim of society. He's making a living.

Are they mutually exclusive? Why not trade places and then come back and update your post?

Re:Yawn (1)

MBGMorden (803437) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835741)

Already been there and done that. I worked in a fast food restaurant as a teenager. It was good money for the time. I've moved on to other things now as I've gotten older (much like most strippers will do when they get older too).

Re:Yawn (1)

easyTree (1042254) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835743)

It occurs to me that the more basic a skill someone sells; the more able the customers are to perform the task themselves, if they could be bothered; the more this is some form of emergent coercion / abuse by society.

Re:Yawn (2, Funny)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835759)

Speak for yourself. I am a horribly oppressed victim of society.

Well, except for right at this very moment.

Now I'm a just slightly oppressed victim of society.

Well I guess its bad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835295)

Lap dances themselves aren't inherently bad, but if they were trying to make this event all about development or if children were invited then I could see a problem.

More likely though the "outrage" expressed was about having lap dances at -any- event outside a strip club. That is something with which I vehemently disagree. If they aren't breaking local Taiwanese law then it should be perfectly acceptable. If someone doesn't like it, change the law. Don't go crying to the media to get a fake apology from Yahoo. I'm sure the recipients of the lap dances didn't mind, or the girls that got paid to be there!

Re:Well I guess its bad... (1)

easyTree (1042254) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835633)

Maybe they didn't mind. The more interesting question (yeah, I know... *yawn* - maybe only to me) is whether they should mind; whether they would have minded if they didn't have some internal rationalization along the lines of "... I can relax my principles / boundaries a little and get paid (substantially?) more than I could doing something else, w00t!".

I'm not a prude by any stretch but believe sexuality is there to be enjoyed not sold. Underlying this is concern about the corrupting influence of power expressed via money; the willingness with which the almost literal underclass performs any bizarre act requested, even implicitly, by their (literal) corporate overlords...

Sign me up for yahoo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835299)

Yahoo! if they offered these kind of "customer appreciation" events more often, I'll stop using gmail, switch over to yahoo mail, and also simultaneously stop using MSN, AIM, and GCHAT in favor of Yahoo IM.

never apologize for sex (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835301)

I think Yahoo should be like, "F**k yeah! We have lap dances at our events." I say this because the last time I apologized to a girl for kissing her, she dumped me for being such a woosy.

Moral of the story: NEVER apologize for sex.

Re:never apologize for sex (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835365)

I think Yahoo should be like, "F**k yeah! We have lap dances at our events."

Promise to double the number next time and I expect that attendance would triple.

Re:never apologize for sex (4, Insightful)

commodore64_love (1445365) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835543)

wussy (wimp plus pussy) - And your girl was just using an excuse. She had already made-up her mind to dump you several days prior.

Re:never apologize for sex (4, Funny)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835797)

She had already made-up her mind to dump you several days prior.

When he apologized for kissing a different girl.

Re:never apologize for sex (1)

caffeinemessiah (918089) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835549)

I say this because the last time I apologized to a girl for kissing her, she dumped me for being such a woosy. Moral of the story: NEVER apologize for sex.

I think it's safe to say that there's a substantial percentage of readers who are wondering: what is wrong with you? And also, kissing is not sex.

Re:never apologize for sex (1)

schon (31600) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835579)

kissing is not sex

Not true - kissing *can* be sex, depending on where it is. :)

Re:never apologize for sex (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835691)

I think it's safe to say that there's a substantial percentage of readers who are wondering: what is wrong with you?

Then a substantial percentage of the readership doesn't recognize "playing hard to get", AKA "coy". It can be a good strategy when applied appropriately. In this case, as long as the mood is right, and the apology isn't particularly sincere. And accompanying a sly smile.

OTOH, if the apology is breathlessly panicky and flop-sweatingly sincere, then "what is wrong with you" is entirely apropos.

kissing is not sex.

In the immortal words of lolcat, "ur doin it rong"

Apologize? (5, Insightful)

jacob1984 (1314123) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835303)

Why?

Re:Apologize? (5, Funny)

corbettw (214229) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835377)

For not announcing the dances ahead of time so more engineers could plan on attending. Duh.

Re:Apologize? (1)

BenEnglishAtHome (449670) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835453)

Why?

Because they got caught. It wouldn't do to have a good time and then be unapologetic about it. We live in more enlightnened times, now, doncha know?

The Fucking Crybabies (1)

NoYob (1630681) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835505)

Because, there was probably this one fucking cry baby who either said that they were offended about it (they may not have even been there) or worse, they said that someone might be offended and they should apologize - exactly who, they couldn't say but there's someone.

It's like that awesome SUV ad that also had an Energizer ad in it. It showed the Energizer Bunny going and going and then this big SUV runs it over. Way Cool! But this cunt of a housewife with waaayy too much time on her hands, writes a letter to the Energizer Company and the SUV maker on how her child might see it and other children might see it and it would be "bad" for the kids. (Her kid has grown up to be a big wussy).

There seams to be this problem where if folks are offended walking away, turning the channel, ignoring it, or whatever is beyond them. Everyone else has to change their behavior to suit these people.

Being offended is nothing but a power trip. Being offended allows you to make others change.

Rant over.

Re:The Fucking Crybabies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835773)

It's like that awesome SUV ad that also had an Energizer ad in it. It showed the Energizer Bunny going and going and then this big SUV runs it over. Way Cool!

[citation needed]

But this cunt of a housewife with waaayy too much time on her hands, writes a letter to the Energizer Company and the SUV maker on how her child might see it and other children might see it and it would be "bad" for the kids.

[citation needed]

(Her kid has grown up to be a big wussy).

[citation needed]

Lap dance ON STAGE? (5, Insightful)

Cthefuture (665326) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835307)

Who the hell would want a lap dance on a stage in front of tons of people. That would be awkward and unpleasant even if you liked lap dances from strangers (rubbing their diseases all over you, heh).

Re:Lap dance ON STAGE? (1)

1WingedAngel (575467) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835675)

Me, you insensitive clod!

Re:Lap dance ON STAGE? (3, Funny)

Red Flayer (890720) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835751)

Who the hell would want a lap dance on a stage in front of tons of people. That would be awkward and unpleasant even if you liked lap dances from strangers (rubbing their diseases all over you, heh).

Some people actually dig that sort of thing.

In my case, it would be awkward only because I'd feel guilty about making all the men in the crowd feel inferior because of the size of the bulge in my pants.

(No one needs to tell them that I stole a paper-towel tube from the kitchenette just prior to the lapdance).

Where's the problem? (4, Insightful)

beefnog (718146) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835315)

Maybe I'm a bit jaded or detached, but I fail to see how offering lap dances is fundamentally different from offering free beer. It's cheap fun, and some people may find it morally objectionable, but in the end not a single attendee is going to end up bumping uglies with one of the dancing girls. Had the cheerleaders for an NFL team been there in tight shirts and tiny skirts waving pompoms nobody would have said a word.

Re:Where's the problem? (5, Funny)

PalmHair (1222728) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835419)

... I fail to see how offering lap dances is fundamentally different from offering free beer...

I am heterosexual and I definitely see the difference.

Re:Where's the problem? (1)

beefnog (718146) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835565)

Would you please explain the difference? Nobody forces you to do either. They're both morally objectionable to various groups of people, but not universally so.

Re:Where's the problem? (1)

Shikaku (1129753) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835777)

WHOOOSH

(hint: sex of lap dancer)

Re:Where's the problem? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835617)

Shut up you homo!

Re:Where's the problem? (1)

FrigBot (1459361) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835689)

Me too. And, they're not cheap...

Re:Where's the problem? (1)

Sobrique (543255) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835787)

That's just supply and demand economics - they're expensive _because_ they're censured. It's like why an ounce of weed costs a lot more than an ounce of wheat, despite growing in a field.

Re:Where's the problem? (1)

sarahbau (692647) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835625)

I don't find lap dances morally objectionable. If this were an after-event thing, and they had entertainment for ALL of the attendees, not just the heterosexual men who enjoy lap dances, then it might have been OK. I think what's worse is having scantily clad women in the brainstorming sessions. At best, it's distracting. At worst, it makes people uncomfortable (especially any women who might have been attending). Since this is Slashdot - Yes, there are women here, and yes, there are women programmers.

Lots of guys here are saying people need to lighten up about it. Next time you're in a meeting, hire a couple male strippers to walk around and grind their crotches against the back of your head or something. See how comfortable you are with that, and how productive the meeting is.

Re:Where's the problem? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835761)

False analogy. No one was FORCED to get a lap dance. And yes, I *would* be fine with a bevy of male strippers at some random tech event as long as I didn't have to get lap dances from them.

Oblig. Bloodhound Gang reference (5, Funny)

LizardKing (5245) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835337)

Personally, I always prefer a lap dance when the stripper is crying.

Re:Oblig. Bloodhound Gang reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835591)

Obligatory 2 Live Crew ref.: Can a hacker get a table dance?

Re:Oblig. Bloodhound Gang reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835621)

WORD!..

Remember! (5, Funny)

lupinstel (792700) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835353)

No penetration testing in the champagne room!!

New proposed functions for YUI (4, Funny)

Anonymusing (1450747) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835357)

.stripper(): slowly removes the HTML elements of your page, revealing something naughty underneath.

.poleDance(): automatically adds a vertical navigation bar to your site, then teases you when you want to click on something

.Titillate(): a replacement for .Console(), to make sure the programmer is, um, "properly aware" of script feedback

Must not read Fark before Slashdot (2, Funny)

The Archon V2.0 (782634) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835371)

Because I read the headline as some hick/yahoo stumbling onto a hack event and being offered a lap dance by... someone. It was dredging up some incredibly disturbing images that were half Deliverance and half cosplay gone horribly horribly wrong.

Re:Must not read Fark before Slashdot (1)

Nebulious (1241096) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835587)

I think for the next April Fool's day, Slashdot and Fark should merge into one messy, horrendous website.

It was the dancer they found objectionable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835383)

What disturbed them being offered a lap dance by a 300lb male hacker with serious acne.

Re:It was the dancer they found objectionable (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835551)

My brother died that way, asshole!

best publicity! (1)

Necroloth (1512791) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835431)

I've started seeing Yahoo advertising on roadsides and there may well be on tv (I hardly have time to watch anything 'live')... but isn't this an excellent PR stunt? How many people are actually offended by this?! Who are they apologising to?! In the meantime, all red-blooded males would tip their hat or nod in the most awesome approval and want to come to the next session!

Re:best publicity! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835597)

How many people are actually offended by this?!

I think "parents with young children" seems to be the main category. The boingboing thread on this was particularly filled with moms and dads who can't figure out how to explain lap dancing to their kids. Even Cory was preaching.

Nice (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835433)

Whoever said there aren't hot chicks working in IT.

Too funny.. but YES it was inappropriate. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835461)

Thats too funny this will definitely be an epic thread. Those girls are hot! but it shouldn't have happened.

Huh? (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835465)

Apologize for what, not inviting me? Bastards.

Yahoo lives up to their name (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835473)

They aren't called Yahoo! for nothing!

And so? (1)

Vinegar Joe (998110) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835481)

In June go to Computex in Taipei.......lots of hardware and scantily dressed Taiwanese girls. A geek paradise.

http://www.computextaipei.com.tw/ [computextaipei.com.tw]

Sorry? What the hell for? (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835499)

Sorry for what? Sexuality is natural, this is a secular country. The creative people who made the internet what it is are mostly secular, agnostic, or atheist.

Why can I watch someone get his head blown off on broadcast television, but adults have to say "Sorry" to other adults for offering them probably the best thing in the world, which is attractive females hovering above the crotch?

If anything, forbid taking of pictures, but if everyone in attendance is over 18, who gives a shit?
Let the fucking fundamentalists build their own internet. This one was built by punks, goths, rakes, rogues, and geeks, who all LOVE PORN!

This Puritan country needs an enema, expatriation to the sexually normal and unrepressed EU is looking better and better.
This is all especially hypocritical because so many male I.T. sales reps take their male clients to strip clubs anyway.

DOOFUSES! FIGHT THE FUCKING MORALITY DRONES! SPEAK UP! THEY ARE NOT THE MAJORITY IN THIS COUNTRY AND THEY NEVER WERE!

Yahoo and privacy (1)

Krneki (1192201) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835571)

Again a great idea implemented poorly.

Give people some privacy ffs! Having your shit posted all over the Internet is lame.

work benefit (0, Flamebait)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835631)

I seem to always pick the wrong place to work, look at those benefits!

Pictures... (3, Funny)

jeffshoaf (611794) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835643)

Pictures or it didn't happ... Oh, wait...

embarrestment ? (1)

prozaker (1261190) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835667)

you have all wrong, this is a WIN
I'm gonnna do all my next 10 searches on yahoo just for that

So sorry .. not love you long time :-(( (1)

OzPeter (195038) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835685)

So says Yahoo execs falling over each other to appologize

It is Taiwan.... (5, Insightful)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835703)

... There it is considered positively old fashioned and prudish to stop with just lap dances. The competition is sure to be offering a lot more.

why apologize (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#29835771)

I mean seriously why does Yahoo apologize for this ?
Lapdances is certainly a good way to entertain developpers.
A good lapdance every day would certainly enhance my productivity (amongst other things).

Is sex so sinful that you have to apologize for a meer lapdance ?

I remeber Yahoo authorising some kind of auction for nazi objects, shouldn't they be more ashamed of that kind of business ?

Swordfish reference? (1)

moviebrain (1662193) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835775)

Was this just a homage to the movie Swordfish and a few prudes objected? Seems like blogosphere overreaction fluff...

Red tape (1)

Crashspeeder (1468723) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835779)

Clearly the only reason this is a big deal is because somebody at Yahoo circumvented the required paperwork in order to use the company testicles.

Wonder why women are so uncomfortable... (4, Insightful)

kevjava (259717) | more than 4 years ago | (#29835783)

in the Information Technology field? This might go some way to explain it.

Did Yahoo not think that women engineers would be present at this event? They make up roughly ten percent of engineers as a whole [dol.gov] . Furthermore, did they think that there was some way that women attendees would be perfectly comfortable watching other women objectified on a stage?

It's not that I mind women being objectified for money -- the women involved are handsomely rewarded for their parts in this business deal. I do mind people in my field saying that they do everything they can to make women comfortable in our field, then turning around and saying that they don't understand why anyone would be offended by this.

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