Reply to post: Re: You can't force women to participate when they dont' want to

Female-free speaker list causes PHP show to collapse when diversity-oriented devs jump ship

Jimmy2Cows Silver badge

Re: You can't force women to participate when they dont' want to

Indeed, and having made considerable effort to solicit submissions from women presenters, and still failing to achieve their desired diversity, the organisers could have legitimately continued the host the event and responded to their detractors explaining the effort expended to attempt scheduling a diverse panel, and how despite their best efforts the desired demographic doesn't seem to exist (as in women devs wishing to participate in a PHP conference).

Instead, they folded to seemingly well-intentioned but ill-informed political correctness and took the easy way out.

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