New Media was dead, but a corpse called “Digital” rose to take its place. It was bloodless, technocratic, and made of big data.
2016 felt like a sudden drop in temperature, a cold wind moving in.
The male interns were learning how to navigate office BroWorld – how to get a more powerful guy to see himself in you, mentor you, ally with you.
The females interns were also learning how to navigate BroWorld – how more powerful guys often said they wanted to mentor you, but then got mad when you refused their sexual advances, and then either ignored or retaliated against you. These were the mid-level staffers, the advance men, the everyday bros whose mentorship could have launched our careers.