Being a female Developer(medium.com)

almost 7 years ago from John Leschinski, Front End Developer

  • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 7 years ago

    Where did anyone say women should get special treatment? I find this is a common misdirection by people who insist sexism and racism are magically over. What I am saying is that women should NOT get special treatment, particularly when that treatment is negative.

    I don't understand why you would think I want this to be true? I used to think like you did, that sexism and racism were mostly a thing of the past and could/should be ignored at this point. Enough shared experiences by a variety of women and minorities began to make me realize I couldn't dismiss all of them at once.

    Look, the sensitivity and instantly-offended nature of this conversation gets on my nerves too, and the amount of in-fighting it has created on the left is also frustrating. But despite those faults, you cannot say the issue is nonexistent.

    But the idea that these people are using the "Gender card" just to get ahead shows how little you are actually paying attention to their stories.

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    • Ix TechauIx Techau, almost 7 years ago

      I find it hilarious that you - a man - is trying to explain to me - a woman - that my experience in the tech industry is wrong, because you have heard enough anecdotes to support your agenda.

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      • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, almost 7 years ago

        Strawman. I did not say your experience is wrong, I'm saying it is one of a variety of experiences that you cannot simply ignore.

        But way to put words in my mouth.

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