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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 01:35 PM

Women In Tech: When Will They Shut Up And Be Men?

Women in technology continued to be a big problem this week, insisting that somehow the fact that they are women was even noteworthy, AS IF. Let’s start with the genuinely horrible and end with the slightly less horrible, shall we?

From the seemingly endless morass of misogyny and stupid (plus very legitimate concerns about gaming journalism) that is “gamergate” comes the news that, for a very brief time Friday Amazon carried a self-published e-book detailing a violent rape fantasy about one Zoe Quinn, one of the game developers who has been the target of online harassment by a raving pack of assholes who somehow have convinced themselves that threatening her and other women game designers will somehow bring justice to the world.

(If you’re lost and confused about what the hell Gamergate is, Gawker did an explainer a while back. Zoe Quinn is hated because she developed a game, and then an ex-boyfriend accused her of having sex with game reviewers so they’d promote it. Never mind that the only true parts of the story are that she created a game, she had a boyfriend, and they broke up. On the internet, things don’t have to be true — besides, she complained about misogyny after the death and rape threats, so she’s the sexist.)

Read more at http://wonkette.com/569778/women-in-tech-when-will-they-shut-up-and-be-men#6XK7EOWlIX3qvKRL.99

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 02:10 PM

1. Shuck that jive and fuck that noise. When will men shut up and be women?

I know that men on an individual, case by case, basis can be really nice people but, this institutional sexism/racism has got stop.

A change is gonna come.

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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 02:28 PM

2. Yup

Excellent video

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