#GAReads | The totally normal, completely unsurprising lack of women at CES
The newsstand offering images of nude women isn't directly connected to CES, but it's still there, in the background of the entire show -- this idea of women as commodities rather than thought leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs or even a viable market. The Consumer Technology Association, which puts on CES every year, came under fire in November when it announced the 2018 lineup of keynote speakers, all of whom were men. White men, in fact, aside from one speaker.
Tech-industry leaders, people on Twitter and groups like Gender Avenger noticed the lack of women in the keynote lineup and started the hashtag #CESSoMale. Others compiled lists of female tech leaders who could potentially host a keynote address, noting that this would be the second year in a row without any female keynote speakers.