Within 2018 — A leadership retreat for women in design(gowithin.co)

2 years ago from Max Lind, sometimes Maxwell

  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, 2 years ago

    If white males were to organize an event for themselves

    so like 80% of all tech conferences

    40 points
    • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

      Interesting! Can you share one where only white males, or any race males were allowed to attend? I'll wait...

      24 points
      • Christina NChristina N, 2 years ago

        White men don't need these rulesets because they usually comprise of the majority at any of these tech conferences regardless. You've missed their point. Are you done being offended yet?

        30 points
        • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

          Offended? Standing up for justice and even application of logic is being offended? Tragic this is what passes for discourse in 2017.

          17 points
          • Christina NChristina N, 2 years ago

            Says the person that immediately brought his race into the discussion and call others who oppose him hypocritical and short-sighted. Tragic indeed

            18 points
            • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

              Addressing the incorrect assumption of my race is bringing my race into it? Ok lady (hope that term isn't offensive).

              15 points
              • Christina NChristina N, 2 years ago

                You injected race into it when the discussion wasn't a matter of it. Scroll up if you've forgotten already.

                17 points
                • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

                  Affinity group shminity group. Stop taking life so literally, you are missing the point ;)

                  6 points
            • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, 2 years ago

              This seems like a strawman to pull out - the race argument is a reasonable construct to mention in the context of this argument.

              Not to take sides, but I feel this whole thread fell off the rails because of both of you equally.

              7 points
          • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 2 years ago

            I think this is a common fallacy. Even application of logic between two groups does not equal justice if one of the groups has been disadvantaged before.

            I like the example of a race between two contestants where one of them just got their leg broken with a baseball bat. Even with perfectly fair rules during the race itself, no one would call it "fair".

            I hope that explains why "women only" and "white men only" events are not quite the same thing. In one case the goal is to help a traditionally disadvantaged group, in the other the goal is to preserve the advantages of a traditionally powerful group.

            27 points
            • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

              Which conference's slogan or agenda is "preserve the advantages of a traditionally powerful group". Your statement oozes logical fallicy.

              7 points
              • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 2 years ago

                I'm trying to explain why a hypothetical white-men-only event would not be the same thing. Even with the best intentions in the world, they would de facto be giving an unfair advantage (being able to attend the event) to a group that doesn't need it, thus reinforcing existing imbalances.

                17 points
                • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

                  So handicap the advantaged or bar them from congregating, however you want to put it to balance the scales a bit, let other groups 'catch up'. Can't beat 2017 social justice logic!

                  8 points
                  • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 2 years ago

                    Yep that's exactly it, glad you got it! :)

                    8 points
                    • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

                      Affirmative Action 2.0! Neither novel or just ;)

                      7 points
                      • Christian BundyChristian Bundy, 2 years ago

                        You're missing the point, although I'm unclear on whether it's intentional.

                        Let me spell it out for you as clearly as possible: if you're like me, you benefit from all sorts of systemic discrimination whether you like it or not. If you want to get rid of said-discrimination, you need to take action against it. This isn't meant to hurt your feelings, but this really isn't about you. Here are your options:

                        • If you believe that people face discrimination, help them liberate themselves (or at least stay out of their way).
                        • If you believe that people don't face discrimination, read a book. Literally any book.

                        I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

                        4 points
                        • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

                          You are missing the point; and those are YOU'RE options. You are responding to one of my options right now; not accept this groupthink drivel. Happy to keep responding, no questions for you, thanks!

                          3 points
                          • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, 2 years ago

                            "your" would be the possessive form you're looking for. Accuracy in a debate is important, logically.

                            3 points
                            • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

                              And you know a debate is truly over when one party is left resorting to grammar retorts. Grasping at straws, are you (yoda voice).

                              4 points
                              • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, 2 years ago

                                I thought it was over with the name calling, but call it where you see it. I'm poking fun at you because despite your huff-and-puff as the only rational actor in the room, you're human and make mistakes. As for grasping at straws, it's 5:30 on a Friday and god help me I'm reading your comments on Designer News rather than slipping into an end of week whiskey with my friends; I'll grasp at what I can take.

                                Maybe take a break from the keyboard. When things cool down try to wonder why so many people took issue with your points (and how you stated them). Even if you wind up not agreeing, at least you'd put the effort into understanding rather than dismissing with a worn-in conclusion that you came here to grieve over.

                                4 points
                                • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

                                  Life evolves past high school popularity contests; didn’t get the memo? And besides, looking at the upvotes I’m pleasantly surprised by the show of support. Not surprised others don’t want to deal with the mindless horde like I have.

                                  I will never tire of standing up for logic and virtue. Enjoy your whiskey, I’m headed to my friends studio to unwind too. Let me know if you need any more clarity during your journey of self loathing.

                                  2 points
                              • Todd SielingTodd Sieling, 2 years ago

                                Good thing you got an edit in on that 'retorts', right? ;)

                                1 point
                                • Sean SchraederSean Schraeder, 2 years ago

                                  Meh, touchscreens don’t work great in the shower but I wanted to keep you focused on more than minutiae ;)

                                  2 points