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]: Other things aside
by NicePics13 on Tue 18th Mar 2014 09:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Other things aside"
NicePics13
Member since:
2009-06-08

now there are as many female drivers as male. There was nothing genetic about it.

The good old times when you had to be both chauffeur and mechanic?
Usually female drivers don't fix or tinker with their vehicles, the few that do end up on the nightly news as the token cute story. The photogenic ones..
The few female hardcore techs I know aren't girly girls and almost shunned by their own sex for their I don't give a shit attitude. Nature, nurture or both?

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RE[4]: Other things aside
by Soulbender on Tue 18th Mar 2014 10:18 in reply to "RE[3]: Other things aside"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Usually female drivers don't fix or tinker with their vehicles


Who's talking about tinkering? I'm talking about driving. Tinkering and driving are two different things and how good you are at one is does not determine how good you will be at the other.

the few that do end up on the nightly news as the token cute story. The photogenic ones..


Yeah, and what does THAT say about our culture?

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RE[5]: Other things aside
by danger_nakamura on Tue 18th Mar 2014 22:36 in reply to "RE[4]: Other things aside"
danger_nakamura Member since:
2011-06-21

ummmm....

That we have a standard of beauty - like every other culture I can think of?

Did I win the prize?

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