Ashton Kutcher plans to host open dialogue on gender equality

| Updated: Jul 08, 2017 15:47 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], July 8 (ANI): Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher is all set to host a "live open dialog about gender equality in the work place and in tech in general". The 39-year-old actor took to Facebook and posted about the live 'open dialog' in which he hopes to have insightful conversations with attendees. However, the actor and start-up investor received backlash on social media after he released a list of questions and talking points for the panel on LinkedIn. Some of the questions proposed by Kutcher, were - "What advice should we be giving to female entrepreneurs?" and "What are the Rules for dating in the work place? Flirting?" But, the 'Two and a Half Men' star received a backlash with the choice of questions and talking points for the Q&A. Paradigm CEO Joelle Emerson tweeted, "Yikes. These are definitely *not* the right questions. Most rely on flawed assumptions and perpetuate problematic myths." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yikes. These are definitely *not* the right questions. Most rely on flawed assumptions and perpetuate problematic myths. <a href="https://t.co/vUF1CVBcOt">pic.twitter.com/vUF1CVBcOt</a></p>&mdash; Joelle Emerson (@joelle_emerson) <a href="https://twitter.com/joelle_emerson/status/883186270867935232">July 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> In a series of tweets, Kutcher offered an explanation for his decision to post the questions. He tweeted, "Thank you everyone for the feedback on the questions I posted on LinkedIn. Good and bad. Already a learning experience. I've already offended some folks by asking the wrong questions. I'm certain given the sensitivity of the topic I will say other things wrong." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">thank you everyone for the feedback on the questions I posted on LinkedIn. Good and bad. Already a learning experience.</p>&mdash; ashton kutcher (@aplusk) <a href="https://twitter.com/aplusk/status/883467383226204160">July 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;ve already offended some folks by asking the wrong questions. I&#39;m certain given the sensitivity of the topic I will say other things wrong</p>&mdash; ashton kutcher (@aplusk) <a href="https://twitter.com/aplusk/status/883468709574176768">July 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Adding, "Hope we can find space to be wrong in the pursuit of getting it right." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hope we can find space to be wrong in the pursuit of getting it right.</p>&mdash; ashton kutcher (@aplusk) <a href="https://twitter.com/aplusk/status/883468846463688704">July 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We have centuries of ground to make up in a short order & I don&#39;t want the basics to be off limits. some clearly don&#39;t yet get the basics.</p>&mdash; ashton kutcher (@aplusk) <a href="https://twitter.com/aplusk/status/883469196088270848">July 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 'The Ranch' star will be accompanied by Effie Epstein in the discussion. Epstein is Kuthcher's partner at Sound Ventures which is a capital firm founded by Kutcher and Guy Oseary. The panel remains scheduled to be live streamed on Facebook. (ANI)

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