Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 20:17 UTC
In the News "An incident at the annual Python developer conference has led to allegations of sexism, death threats, the firings of two people, and - apparently - multiple DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks." Absolutely bizarre.
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by jasutton on Thu 21st Mar 2013 20:56 UTC
jasutton
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I can see fault on both sides, at least with the portions of the story that I've read so far. If PyCon really was a "professional" conference, then the guys could have shown more discretion in the types of comments they made (btw, we've really only seen paraphrases of what they said, not quotes, and only one person's interpretation).

On the other side of the coin, I don't think it was appropriate for her to post the pic and publicly call them out, without first approaching them privately. That's just a douchey thing to do.

I don't see how any of this is "anti-woman" anyway, which seems to be the kind of spin that people that heavily support Ms. Richards are putting on it.

Regardless, this all seems to have been blown WAY, WAY, WAY out of proportion. There was no need for one person to lose their job over this, let alone two people.

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