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over 5 years ago from Daniel Eden, Product Designer at Facebook

  • Daniel EdenDaniel Eden, over 5 years ago

    Not even close.

    What I love is informed, mature discussion of and concern with these issues. Sure, I’m snarky and a little fire-and-brimstone about it on Twitter, but I think it’s important to address issues like this, bring them to the attention of those running our communities, and try to scrutinize the aspects of our community and industry that have led to serious (if often unconscious) bias towards cis, hetero, white men (like lil' old me).

    16 points
    • Rens LeerkesRens Leerkes, over 5 years ago

      Ironic that this is posted by a men and discussed by mainly men made me think of this post.

      Back on topic: I think the initiative is great, although stating that having only a men's shirts perpetuates the idea that men are at a higher natural advantage, goes a bit far. I think it has more to do with supply and demand.

      12 points
      • Duncan RussellDuncan Russell, over 5 years ago

        Almost: the cause is supply and demand, the effect is perpetuating a male advantage. This then creates a closed loop that excludes non-males.

        3 points
      • Ed AdamsEd Adams, over 5 years ago

        The "we're men, so we should stay out of feminism." argument is part of the reason why gender equality is still a problem.

        3 points
        • Ix TechauIx Techau, over 5 years ago

          No, but as a woman I can tell you that men fighting for us women is a problem. We don't need you to save us from oppression. Your only role in the feminist cause is to not oppress women. We'll take care of the rest.

          5 points
      • Jake Lazaroff, over 5 years ago

        The hope is that the more men in this male-dominated community push for inclusion, the more other genders will feel welcome :)

        0 points