Evaluating agency and accomplishment (or the lack thereof).
Remember men, you shall not – repeat NOT! – objectify shy, retiring, and socially conservative milady.
Behold the female! Behold! Excerpts, emphasis added:
In 2014, blood-testing startup Theranos and its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, were on top of the world.
Back then, Theranos was a revolutionary idea thought up by a woman hailed as a genius who styled herself as a female Steve Jobs. Holmes was the world’s youngest female self-made billionaire, and Theranos was one of Silicon Valley’s unicorn startups, valued at an estimated $9 billion.
But then it all came crashing down.
The shortcomings and inaccuracies of Theranos’s technology were exposed, along with the role Holmes played in covering it all up. Holmes was ousted as CEO and charged with “massive fraud,” and the company was forced to close its labs and testing centers, ultimately shuttering operations altogether.
Now, Holmes faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. In the meantime, as she awaits trial, she’s reportedly found the time to get engaged — and married — to a hotel heir named Billy Evans.
…Holmes tried to invent her own time machine…
That’s how she’s going to escape from prison. Beware the Morlocks!
…She often played Monopoly…If Holmes was losing, she would often storm off. More than once, she ran directly through a screen on the door.
She quickly became a straight-A student, and even started her own business: she sold C++ compilers, a type of software that translates computer code, to Chinese schools.
Inspired by her great-great-grandfather Christian Holmes, a surgeon, Holmes decided she wanted to go into medicine. But she discovered early on that she was terrified of needles.
Those scary needles are sodomizing our babies and giving them autism!
Holmes started raising money for Theranos from prominent investors like Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, the father of a childhood friend and the founder of prominent VC firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Theranos raised more than $700 million, and Draper has continued to defend Holmes.
Holmes took investors’ money on the condition that she wouldn’t have to reveal how Theranos’ technology worked. Plus, she would have final say over everything having to do with the company.
Holmes’ attitude toward secrecy and running a company was borrowed from a Silicon Valley hero of hers: former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Holmes started dressing in black turtlenecks like Jobs…Even Holmes’s uncharacteristically deep voice may have been part of a carefully crafted image intended to help her fit in in the male-dominated business world. In ABC’s podcast on Holmes called “The Dropout,” former Theranos employees said the CEO sometimes “fell out of character,” particularly after drinking, and would speak in a higher voice.
Shortly after Holmes dropped out of Stanford at age 19, she began dating Theranos president and COO Sunny Balwani, who was 20 years her senior. The two met during Holmes’ third year in Stanford’s summer Mandarin program, the summer before she went to college. She was bullied by some of the other students, and Balwani had come to her aid.
Ah, Brown Knighting! The Noble NEC!
Balwani became Holmes’ No. 2 at Theranos despite having little experience.
Well, little experience with the actual work that is.
He was said to be a bully…
A South Asian? A bully? Say it ain’t so!
…and often tracked his employees’ whereabouts. Holmes and Balwani eventually broke up in spring 2016 when Holmes pushed him out of the company.
Brown meat lost its savory flavor?
Holmes hired bodyguards to drive her around in a black Audi sedan. Her nickname was “Eagle One.”
Not “Tuna One?”
Around the same time, questions were being raised about Theranos’ technology. Ian Gibbons — chief scientist at Theranos and one of the company’s first hires — warned Holmes that the tests weren’t ready for the public to take, and that there were inaccuracies in the technology. Outside scientists began voicing their concerns about Theranos, too.
By August 2015, the FDA began investigating Theranos, and regulators from the government body that oversees laboratories found “major inaccuracies” in the testing Theranos was doing on patients.
By October 2015, Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou published his investigation into Theranos’s struggles with its technology. Carreyrou’s reporting sparked the beginning of the company’s downward spiral.
Carreyrou found that Theranos’ blood-testing machine, named Edison, couldn’t give accurate results, so Theranos was running its samples through the same machines used by traditional blood-testing companies.
Thomas Edison spins in his grave (powered by Tesla’s AC current).
Holmes appeared on CNBC’s “Mad Money” shortly after the WSJ published its story to defend herself and Theranos. “This is what happens when you work to change things, and first they think you’re crazy, then they fight you, and then all of a sudden you change the world,” Holmes said.
A heroic Joan of Arc, fighting all those Old White Men!
In July 2016, Holmes was banned from the lab-testing industry for two years. By October, Theranos had shut down its lab operations and wellness centers.
In March 2018, Theranos, Holmes, and Balwani were charged with “massive fraud” by the SEC. Holmes agreed to give up financial and voting control of the company, pay a $500,000 fine, and return 18.9 million shares of Theranos stock. She also isn’t allowed to be the director or officer of a publicly traded company for 10 years.
In Theranos’ final days, Holmes reportedly got a Siberian husky puppy named Balto that she brought into the office. However, the dog wasn’t potty trained, and would go to the bathroom inside the company’s office and during meetings.
Well, given the racial types she had in her company, maybe she was used to that?
In June 2018, Theranos announced that Holmes was stepping down as CEO. On the same day, the Department of Justice announced that a federal grand jury had charged Holmes, along with Balwani, with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Theranos sent an email to shareholders in September 2018 announcing that the company was shutting down. Theranos reportedly said it planned to spend the next few months repaying creditors with its remaining resources.
Around the time Theranos’ time was coming to an end, Holmes made her first public appearance alongside William “Billy” Evans, a 27-year-old heir to a hospitality property management company in California. The two reportedly first met in 2017, and were seen together in 2018 at Burning Man, the art festival in the Nevada desert.
Holmes is said to wear Evans’ MIT “signet ring” on a chain around her neck, and the couple reportedly posts photos “professing their love for each other” on a private Instagram account. Evans’ parents are reportedly “flabbergasted” at their son’s decision to marry Holmes.
Besides the criminal case, Holmes is also involved in a number of civil lawsuits, including one in Arizona brought on by former Theranos patients over inaccurate blood tests. The lawyers representing her in the Arizona case said in late 2019 they hadn’t been paid over a year, and asked to be removed from Holmes’ legal team.
Joan of Arc, Joan of Arc, my Theranos implosion for a Joan of Arc!
Speaking of Der Female, it seems like Birds of Prey is more or less tanking in the box office. Be Woke, Go Broke.
Copernicus and Newton and all of you other totems of the patriarchy stand aside, we have real female science here! Emphasis added:
The tweet was accompanied by a video shot from a woman’s point of view as she delicately stood a broom up and watched as it balanced itself.
“Oh my God!” she exclaims in the video. “No strings, nothing.”
Joan of Arc, Joan of Arc, my broom bristles for a Joan of Arc!
The XY chromosome set splits the atom, lands on the moon, uncovers the secrets of the genome and of the cosmos, invents the entire modern world with all of its technology; while the XX chromosome set exhibits the scientific prowess displayed here. Well, we all do what we can, I suppose.
Der female, der female, der female marches on.
While I despise disclaimers, and usually trust to the intelligence and common sense of my readers, to forestall whining that EGI Notes is “anti-woman,” I’d point out that, obviously, the site is instead anti-feminist, anti-SJW, anti-White knighting, and criticizes everything and everyone. For every post about “der female” there are at least a dozen posts about pathetic “omega males” and their yellow fever obsessions with Asiatrices. So, stop whining, milady, and accept the facts of the case.