Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Mar 2014 17:46 UTC
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The big story over the weekend.

The exit of engineer Julie Ann Horvath from programming network GitHub has sparked yet another conversation concerning women in technology and startups. Her claims that she faced a sexist internal culture at GitHub came as a surprise to some, given her former defense of the startup and her internal work at the company to promote women in technology.

GitHub's response:

We know we have to take action and have begun a full investigation. While that’s ongoing, and effective immediately, the relevant founder has been put on leave, as has the referenced GitHub engineer. The founder’s wife discussed in the media reports has never had hiring or firing power at GitHub and will no longer be permitted in the office.

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by westlake on Tue 18th Mar 2014 15:06 UTC
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I dont see issues with professionalism if you have to take out the whip from time to time.

I am seeing a very public push back from such retrograde thinking even in professional sports like football.

When the founder's wife has to be banned from the office because her harassment of women in the office has become so toxic management has no choice, you know that things have spun out of control.

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