should moms code?
You are about to have the feminists jump all over your ass, son.
that was meant to riff off the "should designers code?" dead horse, but thanks for trying to make my comment unnecessarily controversial!
I'm pretty sure he was just dead-horsing around too, which would make Chase the controversial one!
.edit: also, not sure whether to do a belly-laugh at your initial comment, or slap you in the face for bringing that one up again :)
I would genuinely hope everyone one on DN considers themselves a feminist.
We know that our field has big problems with diversity, and it's people thinking that little jokes like this are just "dead horsing around" that are the start of the problem. What is a little bit of fun for some is yet another hurdle for others who are constantly made to feel like they do not belong.
Surely being a little more considerate is a small price to pay for equality?
No, the start of the problem is the extreme oversensitivity that causes backlash, due to lack of political correctness. Statements like the initial, which would probably result in someone such as yourself trying to make a scene, making others feeling terrible for making an innocent non-sexist comment, but didn't adequately tailor it to every sex, race, or demographic to fit your everyone-is-equal-so-every-statement-must-present-that narrative. That's why I made the comment. To prevent such unwarranted backlash that we've seen lately. Women have been acclimating & assimilating in to several industries just fine on their own, they don't need cyber heroes behind keystrokes to stand up for them in this one (because we've been oppressing them, right?)- it only hurts the end goal. My comment, by itself, would be harmful, but put into context with the attitudes & agendas that have been posted on Designer "News" lately, it's right on point.
I'm sorry if I made anyone feel terrible, that certainly wasn't my intention. Also I don't feel like I'm standing up on behalf of anyone, I don't think I'm being a hero, I'm just stating something I think is important.
I used to dismiss this sort of thing too, it can appear over-sensitive, but that's because we — as men — are not sensitive to it. Jokes or comments like these can seem innocuous enough but to others they're a constant reminder that there is a gender disparity. It doesn't say "jQuery Recipes Your Dad Should Know". Why is that surprising?
I appreciate that in light of the recent t-shirt debate, it may seem like the context is there to justify these remarks, but not everyone is a regular here.
I don't mean to call you or anyone out, I just think in order to make change we need to be having this conversation more often, not treating it like an "unwarranted backlash". Women aren't solely responsible for equality, we all have to do our bit.
Thank you Will. I'd comment but you've captured what I wanted to say.
This is a pretty terrible choice for a title.
If they have to start worrying about HTTP requests and file size from the get go it's a lot more things to worry about before seeing the end result.
In my opinion this is akin to Python vs C++, although not a direct analogy.
I quite liked the title. Was instantly clear that they meant "this is something useful for everyone using jQuery".
Making fun of a stereotype ≠ sexist.
This article attempts to be humorous, but to me just comes off as awkward and unfunny.