In what ways is Mayer being held to a higher standard because she's a woman? Because she's a pregnant woman, a regrettable anomaly in the Fortune 500? Perhaps because she's a relatively young woman -- at 40, she's more than a decade younger than the median age of CEOs in the Fortune 1000. Or is it her femininity?
Tech projects aimed at women's safety are hot right now: a new one pops up every couple of weeks. It's easy to get excited about them, because violence against women is a persistent problem, and tech holds the promise of a shiny, new, and groundbreaking solution. But there's a lot below the surface.