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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RE[3]: A fine example...
by Kochise on Wed 19th Mar 2014 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A fine example..."
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Will see that later, but I don't always believes in video propaganda. If they are the "majority", they can make them heard another way. I can understand that you are protective toward your daughter, but don't be biased.

When women are as competent as, if no more than men, no one dare to challenge them. Call this respect, submissiveness, cowardice, these kind of women inherently shadows the fact that they are females in the first place. They talk on a equal ground with their men collegues, customers, bosses...

Don't worry, a lame man can also be the victim of quip, from men and also from those "fragile" women. Ever seen geek/nerd guys having hard time with (a) girl(s) ? Ooohh, suddenly those girls aren't the poor little victims anymore and can play quite a harsh game with men.

Don't get me wrong, on either side, stupidity can breaks records...


Edited 2014-03-19 13:43 UTC

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