Some tech startups in China are hiring women who are taller than 5’2” and wear makeup to socialize with male programmers and give them massages

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The New York Times reports that Chinese startups are hiring women to be “programming motivators.”
The job requirements include socializing with male workers and giving them massages, and employees are chosen based on their physical attributes.
The practice has drawn criticism in a country where beliefs about gender roles are rigidly ingrained.

Tech startups in China are trying to lure more female employees. But they’re not looking for women to work as coders, engineers, and designers.

Instead, The New York Times reports that some companies are hiring what they call “programming motivators” — a controversial job title whose responsibilities include socializing with male workers, buying them breakfast, and giving them massages.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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