Some are threatening to boycott Peter Thiel, but it’s nearly impossible to boycott him

In a post on Medium, Ellen Pao explains why Project Include has chosen to cut ties with Peter Thiel after Thiel funded a lawsuit against Gawker, expressed negative views on women’s voting rights and donated $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign, the latest in a string of threats to boycott Thiel. But boycotting Thiel is easier said than done, Sarah Kessler writes. Some are threatening to boycott PayPal, which Thiel co-founded, but he has since cut ties with the company. And the companies that Thiel does maintain ties to are ubiquitous: They include Facebook and Founders Fund, the venture capital fund that’s provided funding for startups like Airbnb, Lyft, ZocDoc and Spotify.