All posts tagged diversity/sexism


Diversity in technology is very important to promote solutions that impact the lives of every individual on this planet. We need to promote all cultures and all people and bring them into the discussions we have about technology.

One of the major issues that impacts our diversity is that of sexism, which prevents inclusion of women and other genders into our technological discourse. We must discuss these issues and promote solutions which offer intersectionality and we should always do our best to discourage discrimination on gender or sex.


Conferences Must Be Active to Promote Diversity

Conferences are being criticized by the lack of diversity in their speaker lineup. This has led to such a criticism causing the cancellation of a conference. I argue that this is correct as the conference is devalued by its lack of diversity, and it should have been more active in its promotion of voice.


The Antirez Principle

Redis hacker, antirez, wrote an article on sexism that promoted the notion that discussion of sexism and any special treatment of women in technology constituted oppression and sexism toward women. He states we should simply treat everybody as human, instead of focusing on gender. Although an obvious goal, he ignores the cause and history of oppression and its psychological affects on our reasoning.


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