Code Babes (codebabes.com)

7 years ago from Jim Silverman, Product Designer

  • Chris FreesChris Frees, 7 years ago

    I'm trying to understand the motive behind this. Is it meant to be funny? Satire? Is it supposed to be serious? Like others have said in the previous comments, the lessons are actually pretty well explained. But I don't understand why they would sexualize it this much, knowing that most people are going to hate it.

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    • Jeff EscalanteJeff Escalante, 7 years ago

      It's called publicity my friend. These kinds of things happen all the time. Everyone here is baiting into it exactly how they want you to. They didn't need to pay a dollar for marketing, they just used hoardes of caremad anti-sexism-in-tech people to do it for them.

      Really quite smart actually. Someone probably observed the hoardes that form any time any mention of sexism in tech comes up and were like welp, we could take advantage of this. And they just did, and it worked great.

      It's kind of crazy how so many people are aware of the 'don't feed the trolls' rule but can be so easily lured into obvious traps like this. "Holy shit I'm so mad let me now tweet this and tell all my friends about it!"

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      • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 7 years ago

        publicity for whom exactly? there doesn't seem to be anyone claiming ownership.

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        • Jeff EscalanteJeff Escalante, 7 years ago

          For their website. When you create a product, you advertise the product, not yourself. Whether or not someone has "claimed" ownership, someone does in fact own the website, and already has some monetization on it. Therefore more people using and talking about it == more likely they will get money. This seems like an obvious answer so maybe I misinterpreted the question?

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