Pitfalls of the Industry
Life is like a hurricane. Here in. Game dev. Sexists, neckbeards, threats of rape. It’s some. Bullshit.
Might deny privilege, assault some women! DOUCHEBROS, WOO-OO!
Every day they’re out there whining. DOUCHEBROS, WOO-OO!
Notice how almost all the comments, even those in favor of Adria Richards, many of them (as the one I am quoting here), from White women defending Richards are all about disciplining the uppity Black woman.
They don’t like her tone. Her vocal antics are improper. She didn’t deserve to be fired but… It always boils down to it: the misbehaved Black woman should have known better. Even ostensibly feminist blogs are giving space to such opinions.
This is what happens when WoC do not play by the rules of patriarchal White Supremacy: the racist version of “slut had it coming”. If only she had not been so outspoken, if only she didn’t expose stuff she doesn’t like… if only she had been docile.
Anyone trying to unpack this disaster from the perspective of sexism in the tech industry, I’m afraid they are missing the point entirely; as usual, it is about the racist sexism in the tech (and non tech) world. Adria Richards is now its latest victim.
This whole situation begs the question: Why don’t white women speak out about sexism in tech more?
Whatever happened to “Well-behaved women seldom make history”?
This is the problem with equality via assimilation. Those directly below the top tier become the most aggressive, fighting for validation from the top (men).
Are fellow white women angry because it’s now apparent how much they put up with for the sake of appeasement? Are they afraid of being next in line? I understand keeping quiet for the sake of self-preservation, and I know how women in tech have to choose our battles. I’ve been there, and it’s one of many reasons I switched to self-employment. But whatever’s going on, it does not justify this kind of attack.
When women do speak out, they need our support. Especially black women. Tech isn’t just filled with racism, it is specifically filled with anti-black racism.
The funniest thing in the world is straight guys who hit on random women they don’t know but have this indignant fear that a gay man is going to hit on them
Like, they’re aware of how uncomfortable unwanted advances from strangers are, but are somehow too stupid to see the irony that they do to women what they’re afraid gay men will do to them
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+10 points to anyone who has noticed that the majority of “you must disclose” arguments boil down to “I’m a man steeped in male entitlement”
The rest boil down to “I’m a cis woman steeped in bad gender studies classes”.