Your value at Gawker is defined by how well your interests line up with those of the people in power. When you have the same predilections, the same fascinations as someone, you are obviously going to speak to them more; you’re going to become closer, and you’re going to trust them more.

The piece this quote comes from, about sexism at Gawker Media, is wonderful and must-read stuff; this stuck out for me, though, from my own experience there. 

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