Digital Changeling

November 19, 2010

Dear Mediamum

Filed under: Angry,Feminism — Eva @ 8:57 pm

Dear Mediamum,

I recently read your post about why tech women should “stop whining and nurture their own“. As a woman in tech who spends some of her time writing about feminism, I wanted to write back to you.

I’m not responsible for being the change that you want to see. Each of us has different career goals and desires. There’s no one path that all tech women should follow to promote the cause of having more women in technology. Also, calling my writing “whining” is not what I would call “nurturing”. Even if you don’t respect my path, I would appreciate less name calling.

Everyone experiences discrimination differently. Your experience is not representative of every other woman in a tech job. There are many tech jobs that rarely if ever involve glamorous things like conferences. The world needs women at the IT support desk as much as it needs women at conferences and female CTOs.

Your privilege is showing a bit. You might want to tuck that back in before you embarrass yourself further.

Sincerely,
Eva

P.S. I agree with Gina Minks, you need to mind your language in the future.

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