Being a female Developer(medium.com)

almost 7 years ago from John Leschinski, Front End Developer

  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 7 years ago

    Right, because positive experiences are not something we are trying to change. It's not like each positive experience cancels out a negative one. Violence is going down in America (not that you would know looking at the news) but that doesn't mean we should stop focusing on eliminating the violence that remains.

    Sexism and racism in the workplace have improved ENORMOUSLY over the past century, that doesn't mean we can dismiss what still remains.

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    • John LeschinskiJohn Leschinski, almost 7 years ago

      The hypocrisy. Positive experiences = not worth paying attention to. Negative experiences = systemic widespread issue.

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      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 7 years ago

        Not trying to change != not worth paying attention to. I always advocate for more positive news to balance all the negative, both in tech and other areas of life.

        Negative does not automatically equal systemic, but when you find such stories in the vast majority of companies and in the majority of people I speak to who aren't white guys, you begin to think MAAAYBBBEE this is more than just anecdotes.

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