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1 Dark_Falcon  Nov 22, 2014 8:33:22am

Actually, wheatdogg, Emil Michael was just making a point about ethics in tech journalism.

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Please forgive the ‘Gamergate’ joke, but I felt it appropriate because it comes back to the same point as that now-receding imbroglio: Men in a computer-tech field who go bonkers when they get criticized by a woman. Misogyny is both ugly and stupid.

2 andres  Nov 22, 2014 11:03:28am

re: #1 Dark_Falcon

Actually, wheatdogg, Emil Michael was just making a point about ethics in tech journalism.

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Please forgive the ‘Gamergate’ joke, but I felt it appropriate because it comes back to the same point as that now-receding imbroglio: Men in a computer-tech field who go bonkers when they get criticized by a woman. Misogyny is both ugly and stupid.

Actually, you’re rising a good point. They both have uncomfortable parallels, which makes me wonder if the Gamergate/Michael revengefulness is more widespread than this.

I’d upding you more if I could.

3 Eigth Immortal  Nov 22, 2014 4:00:34pm

re: #2 andres

I reckon you’re on to something. Destroying someone professionally is not new.

4 Justanotherhuman  Nov 22, 2014 4:51:04pm

Wherever there’s money to be made, there’s going to be douche-baggery along with misogyny.

I’ve noticed since a lot of tech “start-ups” have made plenty of money in the last few years, it’s becoming more widespread.

I think it’s one of the reasons I’m not in love with tech products; they’re simply what change is now, just as industrialization took over an agrarian society. Other than a few women execs, like Sheryl Sandberg, Meg Whitman (who I dislike for her politics), et al, you don’t hear a lot about women in tech, esp a woman whose designs an app that takes off as we’ve seen some do and has made her a billionaire.

If you’re in the business, you may know of some women who excel at technological positions and even some “names” but the general public never hears about them.

Interestingly the person who tops the list of female CEOs, a tech type, actually was a married father of 4 children before she transgendered. and also started Sirius Radio. The kids still call her “Dad” in private. nymag.com

I don’t know much, but I do know that having been marginalized as a female all my life that privileged men wanting to appropriate my gender as well is pretty damned depressing. Men can keep their gender and try to think more like women—they don’t necessarily have to be us. This is what I’d really like to see, along with women not having to think “like a man” in order to get ahead in their field (believe me, I was told this on several occasions). Maybe it’s always going to be this way. Extremely sad (and bad) if that’s the case. I never thought 45 yrs ago that there would be so little progress for women and so little change in the majority of men.

5 sauceruney  Nov 22, 2014 8:17:17pm

I was planning several trips where Uber looked like a good alternative to renting a car, and this killed that idea immediately.

I wish taxi companies would get on the app bandwagon. This is a huge slip-up they should be capitalizing on.


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