Friday, May 25, 2007
Sexism Still A Problem In Tech
From the comments:
given all the discussion on diversity and the issues we've had with sexism and cyber stalking this year, I really don't see how this is funny at all.
If the web community takes a stand against this sort of behaviour, which it clearly did in Kathy Sierra's case, it should be obvious that it's not an accepted form of humour. And hello, it's 2007, not 1977...
Of course there's a pretty compelling argument that Kathy Sierra's stalkers weren't sexually motivated - but instead, just very unpleasant people who need to learn to stop using sex as a weapon - and the really bad news is that those people won. Creating Passionate Users is gone.
Posted by Giles Bowkett at 12:03 PM