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..."
Kochise
Member since:
2006-03-03

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...

Kochise

Edited 2014-03-19 13:43 UTC

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RE[4]: A fine example...
by jal_ on Thu 20th Mar 2014 14:48 in reply to "RE[3]: A fine example..."
jal_ Member since:
2006-11-02

Will see that later, but I don't always believes in video propaganda.

Please watch it. It's French, and very good. It pictures a world where men are treated like women are in the real world, and vice versa. It's food for thought.

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...

And get sexist remarkt, aren't taken seriously even if they are competent, have their (male) boss make inappropriate remarks, and so on and so forth.

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.

Yes, humans suck. But that's not the issue at hand. The specific issue is that the tech industry is male dominated and has a very high ratio of nasty men, making it very unwelcome for women.

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RE[5]: A fine example...
by Kochise on Thu 20th Mar 2014 16:53 in reply to "RE[4]: A fine example..."
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Don't make a specification for IT, men are nasty toward women not just in IT.

The french short was nice, but we see that the behavioral of the man doesn't fits him. So do girls' depicted behavioral. So in fact this is an evidence there are differences.

What's your option to get everyone working hand-in-hand ?

Kochise

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