Man, you can disagree with everyone’s actions in this story, but calling the folks involved some of the names y’all are using is kind of ugly — especially since some of the people using such hateful language have marriage equality icons for their profiles. And geeez, look at that sea of white dudes in the audience … that would make me pretty uncomfortable. A lack of diversity is a lack of imagination, and a missed opportunity for the industry. I imagine the dudes’ comments were the straw that broke the camel’s back for Richards. Women in the tech industry have to endure sexism all the time and it’s exhausting.
Pleasantly surprised by folks’ responses here.
Idon’t particularly care for violent lyrics, but at least this is political, and, oh,Idunno, not some American dude rapping about killing and raping women just because he’s cool and hard.