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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Sheesh
by WorknMan on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:08 UTC
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Going to steal a few snippets from comments from the article:

This woman was only looking out for herself. She can make dick jokes on her work account, publicly, but has a problem with misinterpreted jokes being whispered in a crowd? Riiiiiiight. She wanted to seem high and mighty, and it blew up in her face. What a self righteous, disgusting, cowardly woman. Instead of being an adult, she cost someone their job. Being an adult woman deserving respect in an industry is great, this however is not how you get it. She notably embarrassed herself, she possibly ruined someone's career because she couldn't take a moment to act her age and instead went seeking glory. Glad it blew up in her face, she deserves worse.

Downvotes be damned, I'm glad that 'society's last beacon of hope' got smacked down from her white horse. She could have handled it like an adult and asked the men to stop, and proceeded from there. Instead, she took it upon her narcissistic-self to save the world from those evil men. I don't agree with the overreaction of "the Internet", but just looking through her past tweets shows her to be an incredible hypocrite.

I do not know just how offensive the jokes were or the two guys were being. But making some assumptions, I would tend to be much more concerned about the person who would not confront you, but would take your picture, post it online, get you (and herself) fired.

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