Being a female Developer(medium.com)

almost 7 years ago from John Leschinski, Front End Developer

  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    So an article that doesn't touch on any significant issues in the workplace and basically glosses over them is what resonates with you "rational" people? What balance was there in this article?

    Yes there is a degree of extremism in the world of social justice today. Yes there are a few professional victims and oversensitivity and prejudice against disagreement. Yes that gets on my nerves sometimes.

    Oh no! What ever will we do!? If you are so rational, you would easily ignore such things and actually have that discussion you so desperately want to have. You would realize the vast majority of people who care about social justice are not radical or extreme, and just don't make as big of a fuss therefore you don't hear about them.

    Remember that violence has been going down in America for decades, yet ask anyone who watches the news and they think it has gone up. You are falling for the same kind of misrepresentation of modern civil rights. Of course the stories of false victims and other such dramatic things are what you come across the most, it's what excites the most people, gets the most page views, and provides the most controversy. What it also does is convince you THAT is the problem and not the far greater social injustices that created such radicalism in the first place.

    Yes the far right and far left are absurd, selfish, and ignorant. SO WHAT? What is new about that? When has that ever been different?

    What do you feel is missing from the debate over this stuff? Is there not enough data? Do you simply not believe the stories people tell? Does the idea that the world you grew up in and enjoyed isn't as enjoyable for other people disturb you?

    Here I am. Someone 100% willing to have a calm and rational discussion about the topic. Sure I might be a white guy so I don't have the "insiders" view, but I am someone who cares about data more than emotions, about logic more than gut intuition, and research over preconceived notions.

    I'm gonna make a safe space for you here where you won't be bothered by the rabid SJWs at your door, so you can speak comfortably about a "balanced" view of this issue.

    Do you honestly, seriously, ACTUALLY think that being called a bigot by a tiny number of people is a larger issue than the injustices that exist in our society today? Are you that sensitive?

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