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The Gender Gap In VR

By September 22, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

By E McNeill

During the Q&A section of the Oculus Connect keynote panel, a woman stepped up to the microphone and asked a question:

“What is Oculus’s approach to their clear gender gap and how you’re gonna not port that into VR?”

Palmer Luckey answered first, acknowledging that the gender gap existed and attributing it to the gender gap in the wider tech industry. He essentially said that, although Oculus doesn’t discriminate among applicants, not many women applied to attend Oculus Connect to begin with. John Carmack then answered as well, saying simply that “we are having a hard time hiring all the people that we want. It doesn’t matter what they look like

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