Stef (firecat) wrote,
Stef
firecat

wrong question

There was a controversy at Pycon 2013 in which a woman of color tweeted a complaint about the language some men were using. As a result, she and one of the men lost their jobs, and she's getting a metric gigaton of harrassment, which is still ongoing.

This op-ed says IMHO all the right things about it. I'm mostly putting it here so I can find it later.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/deannazandt/2013/03/22/why-asking-what-adria-richards-could-have-done-differently-is-the-wrong-question/


The situation is well summarized here:

http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/PyCon_2013_forking_and_dongles_incident


I'm not really in the mood to argue about whether the forbes op-ed is right, so I might be wielding an arbitrary ax in the comments section.

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Tags: feminism, oh internet no, race, social justice
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