• Lindsey AustinsonLindsey Austinson, over 8 years ago

    I'm really glad that Kathy is doing what she can to feel safe and happy, but am sad to not have her voice around (again).

    Seems like a good time for us all to remember to support the other people fighting hard to make tech better for us! It only takes a second to report harassment that you see online. If you have more than a second Ashe Dryden recently covered how to help the targets of harassment... and she accepts donations to help cover her wonderful writing and work!

    Also the Ada Initiative is still (through today!) seeking donations to help support their work in building more diverse workplaces and conferences. I've personally been helped by their services; please donate if you can!

    There are so many other ways to help support people who are being targeted for their activism, so please do whatever feels right to you; but do something! Together we can help keep each other safe in our community <3

    10 points
  • Beth DeanBeth Dean, over 8 years ago

    I am so saddened by her experiences, and yet not at all surprised men have elevated her troll as some kind of folk hero. As a culture, we're really great at sweeping abuse under the rug, we give people like Mike Tyson cameos in movies because hey, nostalgia, that doesn't have anything to do with abuse! And yet every time we do that, we give people more power to abuse.

    I can't help but think internet communities that allow anonymity will never be a safe place for anyone but straight men.

    6 points
  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, over 8 years ago

    So heartbroken that we lost Kathy...

    ... again.

    2 points
  • Megan CleggMegan Clegg, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    I'm going to miss reading Kathy's thoughts on a regular basis. She's an excellent writer and an important voice in the community.

    2 points
  • Shane McCleeryShane McCleery, over 8 years ago

    I'm disappointed this wasn't about a new koolaid point system in place with better prizes, I still have like 500 + koolaid packages I need to redeem a car with or something.

    0 points