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Salvation army bell ringers are out. Reminder that they support homophobic legislation. Give your money to local homeless shelters instead!
You know what’s harder to teach than programming?
Asking who's the "man" & who's the "woman" in a gay relationship is like going to a Chinese restaurant & asking which chopstick is the fork.
A guy at a tech conference asked me where he could get in line to have sex with me. http://ashedryden.com/blog/we-deserve-better-than-this …
GitHub donates private repositories to women learning open source software http://adainitiative.org/2013/04/github-donates-private-repositories-to-women-learning-open-source-software/ …
Learned that Python is inaccessible to blind programmers due to indentation requirements. Need to think about this when we design languages.
We’ve effectively just told everyone that speaking up will award you with rape threats, death threats, and firing.
Every time you mix spaces and tabs a kitten falls into the sewer.
New drinking game: every time someone says tech is a meritocracy and yet they don’t work with any women or PoC, drink a bottle of gin.
Reminder: there is no scientific evidence that women are any less technically minded. The lack of women in tech is purely a social problem.
It takes three words to make a difference:
“That’s not cool.” http://butyoureagirl.com/14015/forking-and-dongle-jokes-dont-belong-at-tech-conferences/ … (Super hat tip to @adriarichards for speaking up <3)
I can't wait until developers start realizing that the popover GET OUR MOBILE APP! is the new SKIP FLASH INTRO. You're pissing users off.
This is your regular reminder that if all the programmers you know are white, straight, abled dudes, go out and meet some new people.
Women are leaving tech in droves thanks to harassment, objectification & being undervalued, but please go ahead with your misogynistic humor
What is the logic behind the "fake geek girl" thing? Women are pretending to be geeks to sleep with misogynists? SEEMS LEGIT.
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