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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RE[7]: Overblown and beyond...
by Kochise on Tue 26th Mar 2013 10:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Overblown and beyond..."
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What we are talking, beside my so called "mysoginic" stance, is that half... HALF! 50% of the "sexist" jokes she heard were NOT sexists. She heard TWO! 2 things, one ("forking") was without sexual connotation. It just shows how much she misheard or misinterpreted things, or just wanted to make things looking worst than they really were.

She took things for herself, seeing bearded men she thought she was in a truck-drivers' bar and she scared herself to death that opposing the two felons face to face would cause her great trouble. She forgot she was in company of smart (yet joking) developers, surrounded by thousands peers.

Since PyCon was real life and she cannot operate it like her blog and ban whoever she wants whenever she feels pissed off by a misunderstood (remember, 50%) and not subtle joke (yet not truck drivers' level with foul language and stuff) she then made everything public (tweeter IS public). She might have privately mailed things, but you know...

And no, you cannot just sue whoever cause you discomfort, piss you off, whatever. Sometimes you should take it like a... man, tighten your teeth and pass on to more productive things. If she was really above all of this.

"Great men speak about ideas"
"Good men speak about things"
"Average people speak about people"

She is on the people level.

So, I perfectly understood where she were going, and it's not by defending her by calling me a misogynist. She just used and abused her own female status to enforce open doors.


Edited 2013-03-26 11:02 UTC

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