Revisiting Donglegate: Why Women Don’t Belong In Tech

I’ve written before about how men have it rough in today’s society.  Today will be another one of those days. Men, especially if they are white, are demonized, disrespected, under-appreciated, discriminated against, made the butt of feminazi jokes, and generally considered to be something the world can easily live without.  It doesn’t matter if they are relaxing and telling jokes, or speaking publicly on a subject involving women.  Men are almost always considered misogynistic.  Well, unless they are of the brow beaten girly man variety.

That’s exactly how feminazis want men to be; weak, pliable, cowering, effeminate, quiet, and accommodating to the every whim of a woman.  When those women who would treat men like this come home from a hard day, having apparently solved all the world’s most difficult problems, and are tired and in need of a hero, they expect men to pick up that bit of slack in their lives on a moment’s notice.

A story making the rounds is one that exemplifies at least in part what I’ve just outlined.  It involves a woman in the tech community who goes to a tech event and overhears two tech guys making jokes which may have had sexual undertones.  Woman gets butthurt, tweets about the horrible HORRIBLE men, spreads ill will, [when all she needed to do is turn around and tell the guys what she thought face to face], gets two guys fired, then gets fired herself. Whew! That was a mouthful! [No pun intended Adria in case you read something sexual into that.]

A female developer was fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a computer programming conference, fueling an already vigorous debate about gender equality and culture in Silicon Valley.

Adria Richards wrote on her blog, butyouareagirl.com, that she was seated in a ballroom at the Santa Clara conference Sunday when the men behind her started talking about “big dongles.”

A dongle is a device that plugs into a computer, but Richards tweeted that the men made the comment in a sexual way.

After hearing their remarks, Richards turned around, took a photo of two men and posted it on Twitter with their alleged comments. [read more]

Really Adria?  Methinks the lady doth protest too much!  Why do people tweet?  To bring attention.  In this case, Adria seems to have wanted to bring that attention to herself instead of using her feed to let the world know about what a horrible [HORRIBLE] social injustice she was just put through.  She could have handled the situation immediately and concisely but did she? Nope.  I cant help but wonder if she was either sent there, or had it on her agenda to purposefully seek out misogyny at yet another conference that was more than likely predominantly attended by men.  Its all the rage now a days;  demonizing men for everything they say and do.

Why are women so mean?

Lets look at an article at Forbes:  Why Women Are The Worst Kind of Bullies.

Thirty-five percent of Americans reported being bullied at work, according to a 2010 survey by the Workplace Bullying Institute.

Women make much nastier office bullies than men, says psychologist Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the Institute.

Workplace bullying is four times more common than sexual harassment and racial discrimination, found the same study. Girls are taught to be critical about each other from adolescence, and it’s particularly vicious among working women; from playing favourites to badmouthing colleagues. Common careers where women face bullying? Law, finance or any other job where “women feel the need to be hyper-aggressive to get ahead in a male-dominated environment,” says Dr. Namie.

Oh really?  Really!  I know first hand how vicious women can be in the work place not only to other women, but men as well. The article continues:

“Women bullies will often befriend you and then air all your secrets later, in boardrooms or at office gatherings. I’ve had patients that just can’t trust again after being humiliated like that at work,” says Dr. Namie.

I could never be a lesbian.  I cant even understand how men are able to tolerate the caliber of women that seem to predominate in society these days.  It doesn’t sound like much fun to me.

A woman can be smart, beautiful, and easy to get along with, without having to encroach on the lives of men.  Feminism has gone overboard.  Men and women shouldn’t be at each others throats as much as they are now.  Men should be nice and respectful, but should also be allowed their imperfections.  Women can be strong and assertive, but should also know how to relax, and not be quite so sensitive.

What would I have done in this situation?  Well, having worked in an environment that was at the time predominated by men, I was subjected to a large dose of sexual humor while on the job.  I’ve had a lot of practice.  In response to comments including terms such as “dongles” and “forking”, I would have turned around, and in a voice just loud enough to be heard by the surrounding people, but without disrupting the conference going on, while gazing down at one of their crotches, said something equally as sexually provocative, but somewhat castrating.  We all would have laughed.  TOUCHÉ!  Point made, and taken.  At least one of the guys would have asked me out for the following evening, and several people would have become lifelong friends.

I guess that’s too much of a commitment to one’s own sense of self to be practiced by the bulk of the feminazi brigade.  Its unfortunate, because it gives the rest of us a bad image.

I blame women like Adria Richards for the ruining of most men in America.  Its really hard to find men who haven’t been subjugated by what feminazis like to call “strong women” to the point they cower at the very sound of a female voice in the room.  Where are all the real men?  Ask Adria Richards.  She’s just discarded them in waste bins throughout her journey to, you know, grrrll power domination.

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