Being a female Developer(medium.com)

almost 7 years ago from John Leschinski, Front End Developer

  • Thomas Michael SemmlerThomas Michael Semmler, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    Can't say I disagree. I am gay and do know very well, what it means to get treated differently sometimes violently. I am very fortunate to not have been discriminated in my professional environment, at least not that I know of. But, at some point you have to come out of the victim role, because it gives those people might over you, that put you there. So I decide not to let those facts determine my life but instead live mine as best as I can and teach the people around be as good as I can. If there is one thing that people should do in this discussion, it is to educate the newer generation and show that what differentiates you matters because it makes you yourself, but it is not crippling you to be different.

    I have said this very often and I will continue to do so: We as an industry and the people behind it have to be inclusive, not exclusive. You should not get a job because you are a man, you should also not get a job because you are a woman. You should get a job because you are the right person to do so. The job will not define what matters to you as a person and what not, and your gender, sexuality, spiritual beliefs, race or weight should not be a stepping stone.

    2 points