Reply to post: Making a SJW issue

if dev == woman then dont_be(asshole): Stack Overflow tries again to be more friendly to non-male non-pasty coders

Nick Kew

Making a SJW issue

John went to stackoverflow. He asked a vague and ill-defined question, and got asked what part of TFM he had a problem with.

Jane went to stackoverflow. She asked a vague and ill-defined question, and got asked what part of TFM she had a problem with.

This is not a story of people who learned from their experience to be better programmers. It's a story of people who wanted to be spoonfed, and weren't interested in anything else.

So ...

John gave up, went away, drew a line under trying to use stackoverflow, posted elsewhere mentioning stackoverflow being a negative place.

Jane gave up, went away, drew a line under trying to use stackoverflow, posted elsewhere mentioning stackoverflow being a negative place.

Now the scene is set. SJW (with research funds to spend) seeking hostile environment finds Jane's experience, finds context to identify her as a woman. Repeat over a few more Janes, and we have the data to prove stackoverflow is a hostile place for women.

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