[Noisebridge-discuss] [drama] Oppressive Behavior

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 18:53:20 UTC 2013


... just bring it up at a Tuesday meeting? Bring the two people
involved and have a calm discussion about what happened?

(And if it doesn't stay calm, note that?)



-a


On 30 December 2013 10:51, Johny Radio <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:
> I really don't feel right in continuing a discussion about people and
> events, when i have likely mischaracterized both the people and the events.
> Please take everything i described about the people and events with a grain
> of salt-- the reality surely does not match, since i don't know the people
> or events well enough.
>
> Especially, forget the names, as it would be unfair to those involved to
> attach their names to what may be an inaccurate characterization. Let's
> assume the actual people and event are not as i described.
>
>
> However, we could continue the discussion as a hypothetical. What if it did
> happen?
>
> The Harassment Policy was created specifically to make the space more
> welcoming to women in particular, AND other people who don't fit into the
> traditional science/tech white male universe.
>
> Ari, in this scenario, the policy was used to make the place unwelcoming to
> the very sort of human who the policy was intended to help. That's why i
> felt it was very relevant to mention her gender and sexuality.
>
> (she's quite public about it, otherwise i would not share someone's personal
> info. She prolly mentioned she's a lesbian more than three times, publicly--
> maybe that's her personal anti-harassment strategy).
>
> (Note, she did come back later in the evening, after the person who shouted
> was gone. Happily, she's resilient).
>
>
>
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