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Not a "Good Guy" - Anil Dash
It really does feel wonderful to have someone you've never met take the time to say that I model "a lot of positive ally behaviors"! I am thankful for the great many kindnesses I encounter in trying to help out. But I want to make clear to the people I'm lucky enough to connect to that I didn't, and still don't, have any idea what the hell I'm doing. I'm not (yet!) good at it. It's just that the work of fixing this industry, of making it as good as we all deserve, is such an enormous project that we've got room for those of us who screw it up and stumble around and sometimes, despite that, make progress.

The next time you hear someone is "one of the good ones", be skeptical. Don't believe it. Because the truth is, we're all that good. Especially when we help each other get better.
geekfeminism  activism  allies  anildash  politics  tech  racism  disablism  classism 
4 weeks ago by jesse_the_k
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“I’m a woman in Silicon Valley,” she said. “Do you think someone would have handed me the keys to a start-up that wasn’t beleaguered?”
tech-culture  tech-industry  geekfeminism  misogyny 
9 weeks ago by mappings
Ellen Pao is not fucking around
'At another point, the investigator asked, in a ­“gotcha” tone, “Well, if they look down on women so much, if they block you from opportunities, they don’t include you at their events, why do they even keep you around in the first place?”

I hadn’t thought about it before. I replied slowly as the answer crystallized in my mind: If you had the opportunity to have workers who were overeducated, underpaid, and highly experienced, whom you could dump all the menial tasks you didn’t want to do on, whom you could get to clean up all the problems, and whom you could create a second class out of, wouldn’t you want them to stay?'
tech-culture  tech-industry  feminism  geekfeminism 
12 weeks ago by mappings
The e-mail Larry Page should have written to James Damore
Buuuuuuuuuuuurn.

We try to hire people who are willing to follow where the facts lead, whatever their preconceptions. In your case we clearly got it wrong.
google  geekfeminism  rhetoric 
august 2017 by shadowspar

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