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Monday, February 23, 2015

A happy ending

It's always nice to see a happy ending where the SJW ends up unemployed, bitter, and alone. Perhaps more SJWs should consider looking into that diversity they cherish and reading up on the concept of "karma" and "minding your own business". You may recall how Adria Richards got a programmer fired at a tech conference, but what you may not know is that the story had a just and happy ending. From The Guardian:

On 17 March 2013, Hank was in the audience at a conference for tech developers in Santa Clara, California, when a stupid joke popped into his head, which he murmured to his friend, Alex.

“What was the joke?” I asked.

“It was so bad I don’t remember the exact words,” he said. “It was about a fictitious piece of hardware that has a really big dongle – a ridiculous dongle. We were giggling about that. It wasn’t even conversation-level volume.”

A few moments earlier, Hank and Alex had been giggling over some other tech in-joke about “forking someone’s repo”. “We’d decided it was a new form of flattery,” Hank explained. “A guy had been on stage presenting his new project, and Alex said, ‘I would fork that guy’s repo.’” (In tech jargon, to “fork” means to take a copy of another person’s software so you can work on it independently. Another word for software is “repository”. Just in case you wanted to know.)

Moments after making the dongle joke, Hank half-noticed the woman sitting in front of them stand up, turn around and take a photograph. Ten minutes later, a conference organiser came down the aisle and said to Hank and Alex, “Can you come with me?” They were taken into an office and told there’d been a complaint about sexual comments.

“I immediately apologised,” Hank said. “I knew exactly what they were talking about. I told them what we’d said, and that we didn’t mean for it to come across as a sexual comment, and that we were sorry if someone overheard and was offended. They were like, ‘OK. I see what happened.’”

And that was that. The incident passed. Hank and Alex were shaken up – “We’re nerdy guys, and confrontation isn’t something we handle well” – so they decided to leave the conference early. They were on their way to the airport when they started to wonder exactly how someone had conveyed the complaint to the conference organisers. The nightmarish possibility was that it had been communicated in the form of a public tweet. And so, with apprehension, they had a look.

They found a tweet from a woman, called Adria Richards, with a photo of them: “Not cool. Jokes about forking repo’s in a sexual way and ‘big’ dongles. Right behind me #pycon”.

Anxious, Hank quickly scanned her replies, but there was nothing much – just the odd congratulation from a few of her 9,209 followers for the way she’d “educated” the men behind her. He noticed ruefully that a few days earlier Adria Richards had herself tweeted a stupid penis joke. She’d suggested to a friend that he should put socks down his pants to bewilder security agents at the airport. Hank relaxed a little.

A day later, Hank was called into his boss’s office and fired.

“I packed up all my stuff in a box,” Hank said, “then I went outside to call my wife. I’m not one to shed tears but…” Hank paused. “When I got in the car with my wife, I just… I’ve got three kids. Getting fired was terrifying.”

That night, Hank made his only public statement. He posted a short message on the discussion board Hacker News: “Hi, I’m the guy who made a comment about big dongles. First of all I’d like to say I’m sorry. I really did not mean to offend anyone and I really do regret the comment and how it made Adria feel. She had every right to report me to staff, and I defend her position. [But] as a result of the picture she took I was let go from my job today. Which sucks because I have three kids and I really liked that job. She gave me no warning, she smiled while she snapped the pic and sealed my fate.”


Ten months later, I was sitting opposite Adria Richards in a cafe at San Francisco airport. She seemed introverted and delicate, just the way Hank had come across over Google Hangout. She told me about the moment she overheard the comment about the big dongle. “Have you ever had an altercation at school and you could feel the hairs rise up on your back?” she asked me.

“You felt fear?” I asked.

“Danger,” she said. “Clearly my body was telling me, ‘You are unsafe.’”

Which was why, she said, even though she’d never before complained about sexual harassment, she “slowly stood up, rotated from my hips, and took three photos”. She tweeted one, “with a very brief summary of what they said. Then I sent another tweet describing my location. Right? And then the third tweet was the [conference’s] code of conduct.”

“You talked about danger,” I said. “What were you imagining might…?”

“Have you ever heard that thing, men are afraid that women will laugh at them and women are afraid that men will kill them?” she replied. “So. Yeah.”

    'He’s a white male,' Adria said. 'I’m a black Jewish female. He said things that could be inferred as offensive to me'


I told Adria that people might consider that an overblown thing to say. She had, after all, been at a tech conference with 2,000 bystanders.

“Sure,” she replied. “And those people would probably be white and they would probably be male.”

“Somebody getting fired is pretty bad,” I said. “I know you didn’t call for him to be fired, but you must have felt pretty bad.”

“Not too bad,” she said. She thought more and shook her head decisively. “He’s a white male. I’m a black Jewish female. He was saying things that could be inferred as offensive to me, sitting in front of him. I do have empathy for him, but it only goes so far. If he had Down’s syndrome and he accidently pushed someone off a subway, that would be different… I’ve seen things where people are like, ‘Adria didn’t know what she was doing by tweeting it.’ Yes, I did.”

On the evening Hank posted his statement on Hacker News, outsiders began to involve themselves in his and Adria’s story. Hank started to receive messages of support, and then insults, from men’s rights bloggers. He didn’t respond to any of them. At the same time, Adria discovered she was getting discussed on a famous meeting place for trolls: 4chan/b/. “A father of three is out of a job because a silly joke he was telling a friend was overheard by someone with more power than sense. Let’s crucify this cunt.” “Kill her.” “Cut out her uterus with an xacto knife.”

Someone sent Adria a photograph of a beheaded woman with tape over her mouth. Adria’s face was superimposed on to the bodies of porn actors. Next, her employer’s website went down. Someone launched a DDoS attack, which overwhelms a site’s servers with repeated requests. SendGrid, her employer, was told the attacks would stop if she was fired. Within hours, she was fired.

‘‘SendGrid threw me under the bus,” she later emailed me. “I felt betrayed. I felt abandoned. I felt ashamed. I felt rejected. I felt alone.’’

The death threats and rape threats and racist insults continued even after she was fired.

“Things got very bad for her,” Hank told me. “She had to disappear for six months. Her entire life was being evaluated by the internet. It was not a good situation for her at all.”

“Have you met her since?” I asked him.

“No,” he replied.

Ten months had passed since the day Adria took that photograph, so I asked what he thought of her now. “I think that nobody deserves what she went through,” he replied.

“Maybe it was [Hank] who started all of this,” Adria told me in the cafe at San Francisco airport. “No one would have known he got fired until he complained... Maybe he’s to blame for complaining that he got fired. Maybe he secretly seeded the hate groups. Right?”

I was so taken aback by this suggestion that at the time I didn’t say anything in defence of Hank. But later I felt bad that I hadn’t stuck up for him. So I emailed Adria. I told her what he had told me – how he’d refused to engage with any of the bloggers or trolls who sent him messages of support. I added that I felt Hank was within his rights to post the message on Hacker News, revealing he’d been fired.

Adria replied that she was happy to hear that Hank “wasn’t active in driving their interests to mount the raid attack”, but that she held him responsible for it anyway. It was “his own actions that resulted in his own firing, yet he framed it in a way to blame me… If I had a spouse and two kids to support, I certainly would not be telling ‘jokes’ like he was doing at a conference. Oh, but wait, I have compassion, empathy, morals and ethics to guide my daily life choices. I often wonder how people like Hank make it through life seemingly unaware of how ‘the other’ lives in the same world he does, but with countless fewer opportunities.”

I asked Hank if he found himself behaving differently since the incident. Had it altered how he lived his life? “I distance myself from female developers a little bit now,” he replied. “I’m not as friendly. There’s humour, but it’s very mundane. You just don’t know. I can’t afford another Donglegate.”

“Give me an example,” I said. “So you’re in your new workplace [Hank was offered another job right away] and you’re talking to a female developer. In what way do you act differently towards her?’

“Well,” Hank said, “we don’t have any female developers at the place I’m working at now. So.”

“You’ve got a new job now, right?” I said to Adria.

“No,” she said.

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165 Comments:

Blogger Joshua Dyal February 23, 2015 8:06 AM  

Wow. Completely oblivious to her overtly sexist and racist comments, completely unable to conceive of the fact that she bears responsibility for this, and completely unconvincing lie about "safety."

In spite of everything, which I agree is a happy ending, all things considered, she's completely incapable of learning.

Blogger mmaier2112 February 23, 2015 8:08 AM  

Hopefully Hank's new employer never hires a broad.

And if he has to interact with women, he's learned to never apologize.

What a foul twat. I don't wish anyone to harm her but I'm glad she got fired and hadn't found a new job yet.

Blogger Josh February 23, 2015 8:14 AM  

She uses "black Jewish female" like some sort of spell that, said enough times, will magically protect her.

Anonymous p-dawg February 23, 2015 8:17 AM  

"He was saying things that could be inferred as offensive to me, sitting in front of him."

How did the interviewer not respond with "So what, you stupid woman?" to this question? The correct response to someone saying that they overheard you saying something which may possibly be construed by the thinnest-skinned person in the room as offensive is to say something overtly and incontrovertibly offensive to their face. Then tell them not to eavesdrop on the conversations of others if they are afraid they may become offended. In my opinion. I also love how she considers Hank to be responsible for the outcome of his actions, but she is not responsible for the outcome of hers. If it weren't for double standards, some people wouldn't have any standards at all.

Anonymous p-dawg February 23, 2015 8:17 AM  

Er "to this statement" - not "question". Coffee time.

Anonymous Dirtnapninja February 23, 2015 8:21 AM  

She's a black jewish female. That makes her the greatest hero since achilles, with a victim karma rating of 6000.

Blogger buzzardist February 23, 2015 8:22 AM  

Seems like a perfectly reasonable outcome.

A woman expresses irrational fears in a way that gets a man fired. The man has a set of skills that makes him highly employable, and so he's immediately offered another job. The woman's action results in negative blowback for her company, and so she'd fired, too. Because she doesn't have any highly valuable skills, she struggles to find a new job.

Adria has chosen to define herself as black, Jewish, and female. By her own reckoning, that's the sum of her worth and value to a company. None of those things makes a company money. She's pigeonholed herself into a token employee kept around for appearances. No surprise that when she becomes a negative line on the balance sheet, she's out of a job.

Perhaps Adria is right in one respect. This is about her being a woman. No man would sit in an audience at a professional conference fomenting irrational fears that audience members were suddenly going to start raping and dismembering him while the rest of the audience looked on in amusement. If Adria's womanhood is going to make her interpret overheard comments of a non-threatening, non-targeted manner as "We're going to kill you," then she has no business leaving the safety of her own bedroom and parlor. She's identified herself as a fragile flower whose emotional state prevents her from public life. So be it.

Blogger deadman February 23, 2015 8:23 AM  

Black. Jewish. Female.
Oi vey. Talk about a politically correct trifecta...

As for dealing with women in the workplace. I find you just have to be clever about it.
Chick I know at work who is normally quite the outgoing, party girl type; yet hates the words 'pussy' & 'moist'. Especially in unison.
So I'll simply tease her, by asking her it she's ever watched the movie 'Puss in Boots'. Or if she's a fan of the Tom Jones song - 'What's new pussycat?'. Or I'll show her a photo of the Eddie Ifft comedy special - 'I love pussy'. With a photo of Eddit Ifft holding a kitten.

Blogger haus frau February 23, 2015 8:24 AM  

Sweet sweet Schadenfreude. .....Im grateful to the germans for inventing such a wonderful word. It couldn't be said nearly as well in any other language.

Anonymous Earl February 23, 2015 8:27 AM  

Too bad Hank is such a pushover and probably an SJW.

Get ANGRY, man!

Anonymous zen0 February 23, 2015 8:29 AM  

I have compassion, empathy, morals and ethics to guide my daily life choices

Yes, of course you do dear. Would you like a hot beverage?

Blogger Hd Hammer February 23, 2015 8:32 AM  

"“You felt fear?” I asked.

“Danger,” she said. “Clearly my body was telling me, ‘You are unsafe.’”"
How the hell does this woman set foot outside her house every day?
Perhaps I'm projecting, but I seriously doubt anyone can be this fearful. She is lying, she is a freakin psychopath, hellbent on making others' lives miserable.

Anonymous MrGreenMan February 23, 2015 8:32 AM  

As a customer of SendGrid who had his email go down which cost me customers, I appreciated that, once she chose to make herself the story by being big sister policing other people's private conversations, and she was therefore no longer able to be the development liaison for SendGrid, but was causing SendGrid's customers material harm, they canned her.

So, per her take on it, since she was a black, Jewish, female, he has no right to speak or have a voice?

What's that line? "I use your values against you when I am weak; I discard them when I am strong."

Anonymous Athor Pel February 23, 2015 8:32 AM  

This story is a textbook example.

It's pointless to apoligize.
It's pointless to placate.

They exhibit no mercy and none shall be shown to them.

They have no idea what they've started.

Anonymous Eowyn February 23, 2015 8:33 AM  

Insufferable cow. Even after being told he wasn't involved in the "attacks" against her, she still blamed him. This article needs to be sent to anyone unfortunate enough to end up hiring her.

Blogger David February 23, 2015 8:35 AM  

Yet another semi-psychotic woman whose behavior makes it clear that hiring or interacting with women is like juggling hand grenades.

They just don't get it. Decisions about populations are made at the margin.

It doesn't matter if only 1 in 100 women is psychotically intolerant. It doesn't matter if only 1 in 100 black people is extremely dangerous. It doesn't matter if 1 in 100 Muslims is Jihadist-inclined. All that matters is that the proportion of people in a group associated with "danger" is *perceived* as significantly larger than the default group comparator.

We are rapidly heading into a storm where "1-in-100" will be more than enough risk to alter behavior in profound ways. Women and minorities will be seen as radioactive in hiring decisions, and blacks and Muslims will be treated as live hand grenades, whether the *individuals* in question merit it or not.

Fear and intolerance are coming, as a natural consequence of edogenously patterned social mood turning down from a manic peak. People like this woman are surely catalysts, oblivious as they are to the role they play, in the conflagration to come.

Blogger JP February 23, 2015 8:35 AM  

Too bad Hank is such a pushover and probably an SJW.

Get ANGRY, man!


Too much to lose. As evidenced by him getting fired.

Blogger Bob Wallace February 23, 2015 8:39 AM  

“No one would have known he got fired until he complained... Maybe he’s to blame for complaining that he got fired. Maybe he secretly seeded the hate groups. Right?”

She's crazy. And after what she did, and what she is, she's deserves whatever bad that happens to her.

Anonymous Feh February 23, 2015 8:39 AM  

She uses "black Jewish female" like some sort of spell that, said enough times, will magically protect her.

So far it has always worked.

Too much to lose. As evidenced by him getting fired.

That's WHY he should get angry.

Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey February 23, 2015 8:44 AM  

As for dealing with women in the workplace. I find you just have to be clever about it.

Yes, this. It's fun. Lots of double-entendres, mild flirtations, teasing, push-pull. More often than not the women are the ones crossing the line.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 23, 2015 8:48 AM  

It is obvious that Adria puts a lot of effort into her racial theorizing and aggressively pushes it in her social and work life.

That little sentence I just wrote should keep her unemployed except the lowest levels of the DNC and its activists organizations. Another thing I noticed, she has but one sentence of rhetoric and that is it, my guess after a couple of questions to ask her to clarify herself and a couple of rejoinders the silly wench is a screaming mess.

Anonymous hausfrau February 23, 2015 8:49 AM  

“No one would have known he got fired until he complained... Maybe he’s to blame for complaining that he got fired. Maybe he secretly seeded the hate groups. Right?”

Very funny that she still feels entitled to protection from this dangerous white man whatever she did to him. He was supposed to quietly suck it up without saying a word in order to protect her form the consequences of her actions. Typical.

Anonymous DT February 23, 2015 8:51 AM  

* Girl claims forking dongle jokes...that have nothing what so ever to do with her...are 'threatening' to her and made her fear for her life.

* Girl gets guys fired for forking dongle jokes.

* Anonymous teaches girl what real threats are all about, and what it really means to fear for one's life.

Sweet, sweet irony.

“Well,” Hank said, “we don’t have any female developers at the place I’m working at now. So.”

So...it sounds like he effectively got a promotion.

Anonymous The Great Martini February 23, 2015 8:52 AM  

To be honest, I'm very surprise Richards hasn't cashed in on the gravy train that Sarkeesian has hitched her wagon to. I'm certain that right now she could be on lecture circuit, making funded Patreon videos, etc. She could be right up there with the other rock stars of oppression. I can only assume that her tech talents didn't translate to her new role, and she wasn't savvy enough to consult with people who could have exploited her circumstance to the hilt. Opportunity lost, I guess.

Anonymous hygate February 23, 2015 8:53 AM  

If a couple of people joking with each other in low voices at a conference makes you feel unsafe then you are crazy enough to need medical intervention. If she doesn't get it she is likely to end up homeless.

Also, I love the sense of entitelment.

I am a black, jewish, female. Kneel before my awesomeness evil white mailes. Alter your behavior to accomadate me or suffer my wrath.

Anonymous The Great Martini February 23, 2015 8:56 AM  

Funny, the first part of the article reminded me a lot of an episode from the original Hitchcock TV series "The Case of Mr. Pelham." Watch it on Netflix!

Anonymous Salt February 23, 2015 8:57 AM  

A black jewish female tweeted a penis joke? Lucky for her she didn't whisper it at a conference. Could have gotten ugly.

Anonymous fish February 23, 2015 8:58 AM  

She gave me no warning, she smiled while she snapped the pic and sealed my fate.”


Two guys making weak assed dick jokes behind a hypersensitive SJW.....of course she smiled when she took your picture numbnuts you were going to help her "make her bones" in SJW circles! Give it another 18 months and she'll be on the lecture circuit with Tim Wise starring as "The Ultimate Minority".

The commenters are 100% correct never apologize.....it's taken as an admission of guilt.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus February 23, 2015 9:02 AM  

To think - it Adria had only minded her own business, none of this would ever have happened.

She almost got what she deserved. To make it complete would require a lawsuit from Hank naming her as a defendent for restraint of trade.

Anonymous fish February 23, 2015 9:04 AM  

To be honest, I'm very surprise Richards hasn't cashed in on the gravy train that Sarkeesian has hitched her wagon to. I'm certain that right now she could be on lecture circuit, making funded Patreon videos, etc. She could be right up there with the other rock stars of oppression.

It's coming! She just needs to marinate in unemployment a little longer to burnish that "victim cred" a little more......and then she's off to the ball!

Blogger IM2L844 February 23, 2015 9:08 AM  

Why are so many women and effeminate men (SJW types) addicted to drama? I don't know, but it's an exploited fact that has spawned entire industries. I guess it could be considered good for the economy in certain myopic respects, although it's probably detrimental to it in the grand scheme of things.

Anonymous FrankNorman February 23, 2015 9:09 AM  

I wonder if people like her who claim to constantly perceive death threats everywhere aren't projecting something from inside their own natures.

As if saying something offensive to someone else automatically means a fight to the death.

Anonymous hygate February 23, 2015 9:09 AM  

I also find the fact that her victim either agrees with the aggressor that what he did was "wrong" or he has to pretend he does fascinating.

As a middle-aged white male I would have told her exactly what I thought of her complaint. And since I am a middle-aged white male I won't record those thoughts here.

Blogger maniacprovost February 23, 2015 9:10 AM  

Dude, you can easily get fired for that. You would be better off ignoring her or banging her. Unless she's cool, in which case it's not really clever.

Blogger maniacprovost February 23, 2015 9:13 AM  

That was to Deadman. Oops.

Blogger Vox February 23, 2015 9:14 AM  

Yes, this. It's fun. Lots of double-entendres, mild flirtations, teasing, push-pull. More often than not the women are the ones crossing the line.

That's short-sighted. If they're crossing the line, you should do something useful and black-knight the smack out of them. Every single time they put a painted toenail over, that should be another report filed with HR.

Or, you know, you can focus on how you feel good because a woman at work flirted with you once last week. That's probably more important, after all. Because with Game like yours, you'll never get tripped up and caught in the net.

Blogger Vox February 23, 2015 9:16 AM  

To be honest, I'm very surprise Richards hasn't cashed in on the gravy train that Sarkeesian has hitched her wagon to.

Doesn't have the looks. Sarkeesian isn't very attractive, but to the Gammas who fund her, she's downright hot.

OpenID malcolmthecynic February 23, 2015 9:17 AM  

The visceral hatred I feel right now that for that woman is not Christian. But really, what a complete bitch.

OpenID cailcorishev February 23, 2015 9:19 AM  

Black. Jewish. Female.

If she has an IQ over 100, she's got a good shot at the Supreme Court.

Anonymous Alexander February 23, 2015 9:20 AM  

"To be honest, I'm very surprise Richards hasn't cashed in on the gravy train that Sarkeesian has hitched her wagon to"

I doubt it. The very idea of a being in a room for a captive audience of a black jewish woman... I certainly couldn't stomach it, and objective evidence shows I have much more capacity for tolerating people that sound annoying to me than your average SJW.

Blogger Nate February 23, 2015 9:21 AM  

'That's short-sighted. If they're crossing the line, you should do something useful and black-knight the smack out of them. Every single time they put a painted toenail over, that should be another report filed with HR."

Only if you really don't like your job. If you have a good place to work and the bitches aren't stirring up trouble... I would document the stuff myself... but I would not turn it in. That way... if a complaint was ever filed against me... I would have this giant black book of detailed doom to drop at HR.

Oh? I made a penis joke and someone got upset? Lets look at the last 30 days... oh look.. Little Ms X who reported me has made crude sex jokes... 1375 times.. and here they are. Time, Date, and Location stamped.

Blogger David February 23, 2015 9:22 AM  

This woman didn't give a 2nd thought to how her action to strike a man might result in bad things being returned. Such stupidity is taught at every level of the SJW narrative. What every boy learns on the playground, women have not a single clue.

Once social mood turns down hard, many people (men) will lose everything. As Gerald Celente says, people who have lost everything "lose it." The "it" will be the self-restraint that currently deludes opportunists torturing men (especially white men) into thinking they can do harm to others with impunity.

SJW narratives backing changes to the legal system and employment have filled a vast reservoir of rage, held back by a dam made of nothing but self-restraint.

Blogger Markku February 23, 2015 9:24 AM  

I hope we are at least occasionally keeping track whether or not she has found a job.

Blogger Nate February 23, 2015 9:25 AM  

Also... given the speed that Aria's company fired her... I cannot help but think they were looking for an excuse to get rid of her already.

No doubt she was just a peach to work with every day.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus February 23, 2015 9:26 AM  

"SJW narratives backing changes to the legal system and employment have filled a vast reservoir of rage, held back by a dam made of nothing but self-restraint."

When that self-restraint goes away, so do the SJWs.

Anonymous Sheila February 23, 2015 9:26 AM  

What a vile c**t - and I don't use that word in speech, ever, and rarely in thought.

Anonymous Socially Extinct February 23, 2015 9:26 AM  

How in the world, and when, did we allow collective female hysteria such a legitimate, influential place in our society?

If Alex and Hank are the male archetypes representing our interests out in the wild, we are ruined. Are there any men who blaze into confrontation and speak their mind anymore? These guys seems like sorry simpering boys who would apologize for their penises if called out for having them.

Anonymous Rapid Offensive Unit February 23, 2015 9:27 AM  

Bulshit. She wasn't afraid, her feelings weren't hurt... and she wasn't irrational.

She knew what she was doing. It was demonstration of power: "I can publicly shame and ruin this white man and you better be careful around me".

This is open fucking war.

Blogger Joshua Dyal February 23, 2015 9:30 AM  

I agree; she was outright lying about her feelings of danger. This was a dominance game to her, because she's a psychopathic little narcissist.

And frankly, someone out there better be keeping track of these kinds of instances on Hillary Clinton. I'd love to see them all come to light--those that haven't already--and get chewed on by the electorate come time for her candidacy to be official.

Although, strategically, it'd be better to wait until she's cleared the field of Democratic challengers. Assuming any others bother showing up.

Anonymous Culture War Draftee February 23, 2015 9:30 AM  

Good ol' Adria Richards. I'm surprised that no one here has mentioned that when the shit hit the fan, she started quoting Scalzi, tossing out stuff about straight white males and the "easy setting."
The bit about men fear humiliation and women fear death is a quote too. It's a Gavin de Becker line, which I ran across in Amy Poehler's book.
Adria Richards must have studied the Bartlett's for SJWs.

Anonymous Pol Potluck February 23, 2015 9:31 AM  

I'm certain there are thousands of nice black Jewish boys out there willing to marry Adria and start a big black Jewish family. And if things get too sketchy for them in the US, they can always move to Israel, right?

Anonymous Hiring Manager February 23, 2015 9:34 AM  

To the SJW ladies who may drop by to read this thread, know that these stories lead hiring managers like me to decide women are not worth the hiring risk.

Years ago, my team was all male. No problems. We hired a few ladies. It all changed.

That, coupled with stories like the above, and I don't hire the drama anymore.

Blogger David February 23, 2015 9:38 AM  

"If Alex and Hank are the male archetypes representing our interests out in the wild, we are ruined."

They are not.

Remember, this is a News Article in a Newspaper. It therefore must be made of all the parts necessary for the narrative being delivered.

Had the man involved delivered an immediate broadside from Day 1, the "story" would never be told.

We live our lives in a sea made of narratives. Every day there are billions of stories, but you see (or read) but a few, and they are ANYTHING but randomly selected.

This induces in us a false sense of Reality. Even skeptical minds have difficulty clinging to Reason when steeping in a swamp of False Narratives.

Men are still men. Women are still women. Nothing the narrative carries actually changes this. All that happens is that the pendulum swings one way, then the other. Here, at the top of the Grand Supercycle wave dating back 300 years, the pendulumn has traveled an unusual distance, but reverse it will. The narrative will then change, as it must, because it cannot make up down or left, right.

Anonymous jay c February 23, 2015 9:39 AM  

By encouraging the female inclination to reframe every confrontation to appear as if she is a victim needing protection, SJWs are edging over a patriarchal event horizon.

Anonymous Stickwick February 23, 2015 9:40 AM  

Richards' almost complete lack of self-awareness and compassion are astonishing.

FrankNorman: I wonder if people like her who claim to constantly perceive death threats everywhere aren't projecting something from inside their own natures.

I remember getting into a discussion about gun control with a colleague, and we finally got to the root of his anti-gun position -- he said he didn't trust himself not to shoot someone in the heat of the moment, therefore guns are dangerous and should be banned. Your typical SJW seems to be driven by fear, but now I'm starting to think that in reality they are afraid of what's inside them instead of what's out there.

Here's what I can't figure out. I am acquainted with a female scientist who has the habit of perceiving everything as a slight, a threat, or a bias, because she's female. We are sometimes at the same events, and the "incidents" she perceives as insulting, threatening, harassing, etc. are all totally benign. I was so perplexed by this that I finally asked her if she'd experienced some trauma in the past, and she said, no, but she knew some women who had, so she was "sensitive to these issues." The peculiar thing is, her previous boss is a woman who drove her to the brink of a mental breakdown. This seems to be some variation on the projection theme. It's unthinkable that women could be a problem, so everything is projected onto men.

Blogger JartStar February 23, 2015 9:41 AM  

Yes, Nate's advice is superior on harassment. If you run to HR and file every little thing and there's no verification from outside parties it is "he said, she said" and both people get a little note in their file. Eventually you have a large pile of notes, and will be seen as a troublemaker making you one of the first to go when needed.

Nate's advice is better: document, document, document if you are going to black knight. It may not save your ass or work at changing company policy, but it is ammo for when you need it.

The days of "he made a lewd comment!" getting you fired are over at most companies as management learned that this turned into a tool for revenge and made for completely repressive atmospheres at work.

I'd say the reason the guy in the story was fired is it publicly embarrassed the company, if it was an internal issue almost certainly it would have just been a brief visit to HR and a slap on the wrist.

Also, I bet that tech conference loved how that whole thing turned out. "Come for the tech conference, stay for the word and police and possible termination."

Anonymous Not Like That February 23, 2015 9:46 AM  

Turn it over to HR? NO! HR is staffed entirely with SJWs and Gammas. You're playing on their court and by their rules, the first of which is that He Is Wrong and She Is Right.

That'd be like defending yourself from charges of Failure to Pay Federal Income Tax by asking the Federal District Court to declare that the Federal Income Tax is unconstitutional. Ain't gonna happen, even if you are a famous Black movie star.

Blogger njartist February 23, 2015 9:47 AM  

I am currently doing temporary work at a department store that is closing: it is part of a nationwide company which closed several stores around the nation. I am part of the "team" moving fixtures and merchandise to new areas of the store as merchandise is sold out. The team is composed of the store's merchandisers and receiving crew: the same imported Hispanic woman heads both groups; a black woman is second; the team is mostly black: I am the only white male, there is on white female, and there are four black males.

The women all work as a team and basically ignore the men or share task information with the men. The Hispanic woman is a masculanized ball-buster who wants no help from males: I have been waved off a few times when I have gone to help her in what would be traditional "strong back work."

The black males group by themselves away from the women and basically hang out when not needed: they have passive-aggressively removed themselves; as a result, the women call them lazy. I for one consider their behavior reasonable.

If the behavior had been reversed, the sexual harassment charges would have been filed.

Anonymous a_peraspera February 23, 2015 9:49 AM  

If a black Jewish woman can get a white man fired from his job with a single tweet, doesn't that mean "white privilege" and "male privilege" are over and done with?

If white male privilege actually existed, the PyCon organizers would have just laughed her out of the conference.

Anonymous MendoScot February 23, 2015 9:49 AM  

Aaaaand speaking of clueless twats, here's our old friend having a meltdown over Dragon Age:Inquisition's refusal to cater to her Negritude. And cameras.

It’s kind of like how camera film was originally calibrated on white skin. The people who made this decision probably weren’t being intentionally racist. Most likely it just didn’t occur to them that choosing a “normal” skewed to their own personal tastes and very limited experiences would create a barrier into the field of photography for, like, 80% of humanity. They probably didn’t think about what kinds of creepy, awful messages their choice would send to all the people who struggled to make cameras simply see them as they were: “Is that how you see me? Could you not see blackness? Its varying tones and textures? And do you see all of us that way?” - See more at: http://nkjemisin.com/2014/11/your-groundbreaking-is-not-my-groundbreaking/#more-2379

Anonymous Mike M. February 23, 2015 9:50 AM  

This sort of thing is why we need to bring back the Code Duello.

You feel offended? Settle it like civilized people. Pistols for two, breakfast for one.

If it's not worth risking getting shot over, it wasn't worth taking offense at.

Anonymous Poli_Mis February 23, 2015 9:52 AM  

"It’s kind of like how camera film was originally calibrated on white skin"

This is like ranting about precious bodily fluids. This is dog barking crazy -- what a freak show.

Anonymous Stilicho February 23, 2015 9:54 AM  

Meanwhile, Rudy Guilliani, a RINO's RINO, states at a fundraiser that he doesn't believe that Obama loves America (a rather tame assertion re: someone who claims it is his goal to "fundamentally transform America") and and establishment Republicans with the collective spine of a microscopic jellyfish fall all over themselves apologizing for something they didn't even say. I'm still waiting for someone to stand up and point out that, by Obama's own words, it is indisputable that he thinks that there is something fundamentally wrong with America... does that sound like he loves America? Not holding my breath though. All the pols' PR people think that apologizing is a first principle. The same people that think compromise is a first principle as well.

Anonymous not seeing it February 23, 2015 9:59 AM  

" I do have empathy for him, but it only goes so far. If he had Down’s syndrome and he accidently pushed someone off a subway, that would be different"

Black female is willing to forgive murder -- pushing people into oncoming trains is most commonly done by retarded blacks -- but white man telling his friend a lame joke is RAPE!!!!

Anonymous MrGreenMan February 23, 2015 10:00 AM  

@JartStar

"Also, I bet that tech conference loved how that whole thing turned out. "Come for the tech conference, stay for the word and police and possible termination.""

Well, it was Pycon... They should have just imported a completed tech conference package and been done with it.

Anonymous N5 February 23, 2015 10:03 AM  

Wrote up a black single mom that wasn't showing up for work. She complained to HR that I was racist. A white guy in my department confirmed that she wasn't showing. The homos and women in HR sent a writing to me and the other guy and copied the CEO that we would be fired if we engaged the black on the issue since that was "retaliation." Emails to HR from an Indian woman and a Mexican single mom in my defense (they were pissed that they had to do Shawniqua's work) probably saved my ass. End result? I will never hire another woman or minority. Ever.

Blogger Northern Hamlet February 23, 2015 10:03 AM  

Nate,

Oh? I made a penis joke and someone got upset? Lets look at the last 30 days... oh look.. Little Ms X who reported me has made crude sex jokes... 1375 times.. and here they are. Time, Date, and Location stamped.

I'm not entirely sure this would work. It's been my experience that HR depts treat male complaints differently than female ones, though admittedly I labor to remember many males bitching. I've always imagined there must be different legalities involved.

Anonymous Stilicho February 23, 2015 10:04 AM  

I agree; she was outright lying about her feelings of danger. This was a dominance game to her, because she's a psychopathic little narcissist.

Indeed. Why, she was so frightened, so afraid for her LIFE, that she stood up, turned around to view them, took a picture of them, sat back down directly in front of them and proceeded to send out tweets to all and sundry about her special snowflakiness and faux outrage. If that ain't the picture of mortal fear, then Hillary don't have cankles, Fat Bastard (TM) is a fitness model, and Fauxcahontas is Sitting Bull's grand daughter.

Anonymous Alexander February 23, 2015 10:06 AM  

It's hard to place a finger on it, but...

I think being a member of a society incapable of creating a camera is a barrier to photography for about 80% of the planet.

Anonymous Difster February 23, 2015 10:06 AM  

Maybe she'll become a deli owner as a second career and someone will walk in demanding that she caters a "Christian" wedding for high ranking KKK members and she must serve bacon.

Blogger AmyJ February 23, 2015 10:06 AM  

@MendoScott

In Jemisin's defense, the hair selections on DA:I are pretty terrible.

But you'd think a "fantasy writer" would be able to create characters that don't look exactly like her...

Anonymous Will Best February 23, 2015 10:15 AM  

The irony being if one of the guys had the build of a 240 lb linebacker and carried himself in the same manner, she would have taken the opportunity to giggle and blush and show how clever she thought his joke was.

How did the interviewer not respond with "So what, you stupid woman?" to this question? The correct response to someone saying that they overheard you saying something which may possibly be construed by the thinnest-skinned person in the room as offensive is to say something overtly and incontrovertibly offensive to their face.

That is called journalism. You let your interviewee have as much rope as they want. If he had done as you suggested the interview would have been over without fully plumbing the depths of her insanity.

Anonymous karsten February 23, 2015 10:15 AM  

She wasn't afraid, her feelings weren't hurt... and she wasn't irrational.

She knew what she was doing. It was demonstration of power: "I can publicly shame and ruin this white man and you better be careful around me".


Precisely. Will to power, as always.

Anonymous Salt February 23, 2015 10:17 AM  

It’s kind of like how camera film was originally calibrated on white skin.

That's hysterical. I doubt she knows anything about silver emulsion and light. @Poli_Mis, freak show indeed.

Anonymous Alexander February 23, 2015 10:18 AM  

Maybe someone will notice all the money being left on the table and make a game company that will cater to the needs of such a massive amount of the market.

Of course, since 80% of the world population have a technological and cultural level significantly higher than chimps only because they monitor which hand they scoop and sling the shit with*, they probably aren't a particularly important market to capture.


* Having written this, I am unsure - do monkeys always use the same hand to throw shit, or just whichever is closest? If monkeys do in fact delegate the task, I apologize for such crude and callous and ignorant remarks.

Blogger Markku February 23, 2015 10:20 AM  

That's hysterical. I doubt she knows anything about silver emulsion and light.

Yep, she clearly has no idea what "calibrate" means, as she seems to be under the impression that calibrating something on one thing hinders its operation on another thing.

Blogger The Remnant February 23, 2015 10:23 AM  

I like this story because it illustrates how power is being democratized -- away from bloated and corrupt centers of official authority, and into the hands of capable individuals who exact retribution.

Blogger IM2L844 February 23, 2015 10:24 AM  

How in the world, and when, did we allow collective female hysteria such a legitimate, influential place in our society?

When society bought into the notion that equality is possible and desirable. It's neither, BTW.

Blogger Markku February 23, 2015 10:31 AM  

Also: Which nation makes, and has made, the overwhelming majority of cameras? Which nation takes most photos per capita?

Anonymous SumDood February 23, 2015 10:32 AM  

Use your phone (or a pocket recorder) with voice activation to record EVERYTHING, because without documentation the deck is stacked against you.

This requires diligence and discipline: to take note of offenses, download the recordings promptly and email them to yourself to document the timing.

But it does pay off, and it will save your ass.

Years ago I was falsely accused of racism by a rabid SJW college professor. I was well along the tracks of being railroaded into an expulsion when I revealed my secret recordings of this professor (who was himself doing what he accused me of) at my "discipline hearing". The look on his face as I announced the existence of the recordings, and handed out typed transcripts to everyone at the meeting, was worth more than all of the gold in Fort Knox. He collapsed inward, would not look at me or anyone else.

Everyone else abruptly changed their tune as well. All charges against me were dropped. The professor hung on with a cloud over his head for a few more months until another student complained about him, and then he was told that his contract would not be renewed.

Recording works. But you have to be careful and you have to be diligent in managing the recordings.

Blogger Salt February 23, 2015 10:32 AM  

Most likely it just didn’t occur to them that choosing a “normal” skewed to their own personal tastes and very limited experiences would create a barrier into the field of photography for, like, 80% of humanity. They probably didn’t think about what kinds of creepy, awful messages their choice would send to all the people who struggled to make cameras simply see them as they were: “Is that how you see me? Could you not see blackness?

That's fucking looney-tunes. Yeah, it not right to do this but my technical degree in photography from RIT says she's a bloody idiot.

Anonymous hygate February 23, 2015 10:34 AM  

@Markku

Without looking it up I'm going to guess Japan.

Anonymous Northern Observer February 23, 2015 10:36 AM  

Maybe I'm too cynical, but I suspect that she's not suffering too much financially.

She may not have a full time job, but there are probably professional victims groups that arrange for her to speak or write about how much she's suffered at the hands of white men. I'd even bet that some large tech firms have brought her in to speak about how they can make their work places feel safer for her.

Blogger CarpeOro February 23, 2015 10:37 AM  

Saying a word does not demonstrate you understand the word. The meaning of the word compassion is clearly beyond her.

"To be honest, I'm very surprise Richards hasn't cashed in on the gravy train that Sarkeesian has hitched her wagon to.

Doesn't have the looks. Sarkeesian isn't very attractive, but to the Gammas who fund her, she's downright hot."

Perhaps she is going to come out of the closet to claim a higher level of victim? Adding Lesbian to her cv may just be the way to go. Especially since she doesn't appear to have any useful skills.

Blogger Markku February 23, 2015 10:37 AM  

Without looking it up I'm going to guess Japan.

Japan.

As in, not white.

Blogger JP February 23, 2015 10:41 AM  

Can someone help me figure out my victim/privilege ratio?

Blogger Vox February 23, 2015 10:41 AM  

The lesson is: as soon as you know you have an SJW on your hands, GET RID OF THEM.

Anonymous hygate February 23, 2015 10:43 AM  

It is obvious her understanding of photography is minimal. Apparently white balance is raciss.

Anonymous hygate February 23, 2015 10:46 AM  

@JP

It depends. If you oppose the SJWs it doesn't matter what identity group you belong to. In that case you aren't "really" a whatever and your victim card is revoked.

Blogger Markku February 23, 2015 10:47 AM  

The pale, pinkish colored skin that is often described as "white" happens to be one of those colors where the eye can detect the smallest differences in tone. So, that is the best calibration point. It gives the greatest accuracy to the calibration.

Now, NK. NK-baby. Full-savage. Show me the palm of your hand. What color is it?

Anonymous Stilicho February 23, 2015 10:48 AM  

Japan.

As in, not white.


Nah, those must be "white Asians".

Anonymous Alexander February 23, 2015 10:48 AM  

Hygate,

it is obvious her understanding of __________ is minimal.

It's always true!

Anonymous p-dawg February 23, 2015 10:49 AM  

@Will Best: That demonstrates that I don't have the patience for journalism. Makes sense, but I'd have trouble with it. I've a bit of a temper and some anger management issues.

Anonymous 204 February 23, 2015 10:53 AM  

What with the title being ' A happy ending' and all, somewhere 3/4 through the article I started thinking she had committed suicide. The ending was anticlimactic and disappointing.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 February 23, 2015 10:56 AM  

It is amazing to me that this woman is so delusional and clueless. She blames Hank, who had nothing to do with the people who attacked her, yet she has no regrets for what she did.

And this whole Black Jewish Female (TM) stuff? Geez, nobody normal talks like this.

Anonymous dh February 23, 2015 11:04 AM  

She drops the Jewish bomb, yet her Twitter profile says literally that she loves bacon.

Blogger Joshua Dyal February 23, 2015 11:04 AM  

Wrote up a black single mom that wasn't showing up for work. She complained to HR that I was racist. A white guy in my department confirmed that she wasn't showing. The homos and women in HR sent a writing to me and the other guy and copied the CEO that we would be fired if we engaged the black on the issue since that was "retaliation." Emails to HR from an Indian woman and a Mexican single mom in my defense (they were pissed that they had to do Shawniqua's work) probably saved my ass. End result? I will never hire another woman or minority. Ever.

Soo, Two women collaborated to refute the charges, but you'll never hire another woman again? Great take-away.

Blogger Joshua Dyal February 23, 2015 11:06 AM  

That is called journalism. You let your interviewee have as much rope as they want. If he had done as you suggested the interview would have been over without fully plumbing the depths of her insanity.

Indeed; the best thing about this whole thing is letting her hang herself, rather than shutting her down. I wouldn't have expected that out of The Guardian, but they probably did that inadvertently for completely different reasons.

So what? Same effect. She's completely discredited herself, whether or not the journalist made a point of specifically highlighting it to the illiterate or not.

Blogger Markku February 23, 2015 11:16 AM  

Yeah, a reporter will always try to get as much material as possible. He will only provoke when he thinks that it might lead to more material.

Anonymous dh February 23, 2015 11:17 AM  

I would also like to think I had a very small part in getting her fired. I have technical control of a project that sends 40,000,000 messages a week through SendGrid. I FedEx'd a letter telling them my opinion very professionally that the entire situation reflected badly on them and it was a liability to work with them anymore. I moved my services that day to a competitor (who has also done a great job). I know it's not a huge slice, but it's $10k a week it cost them at least.

Anonymous Will Best February 23, 2015 11:19 AM  

I am kind of surprised that personally tests aren't being used to screen out people with abnormally high amounts of narcissism. Then again it would probably result in disparate impact sexism litigation.

Anonymous Alexander February 23, 2015 11:25 AM  

Good enough for me. dh, if you're ever in north Georgia, beer's on me.

Blogger slarrow February 23, 2015 11:25 AM  

"Certainly the forest of Fangorn is perilous - not least to those that are too ready with their axes; and Fangorn himself, he is perilous too; yet he is wise and kindly nonetheless. But now his long slow wrath is brimming over, and all the forest is filled with it. The coming of the hobbits and the tidings that they brought have spilled it: it will soon be running like a flood; but its tide is turned against Saruman and the axes of Isengard. A thing is about to happen which has not happened since the Elder Days: the Ents are going to wake up and find that they are strong."

Blogger JartStar February 23, 2015 11:26 AM  

Another word of advice for the Ilk: If you are currently working at a company who is downsizing, cutting benefits, or under other serious financial strain extra vigilant and document everything possible, and immediately leave any conversation which has even a hint of inappropriate stuff going on. When people are losing pay and benefits they will sometimes file complaints and suits against the company in vengeance and you can get caught up in it. The company might also be looking for any provocation to eliminate head count and even a whiff of HR problems might be enough. I've found when a company is prosperous that outside of a few people looking to scam the system or seek revenge the complaints to HR are few, and the "inappropriate" comments tend to get a pass. Funny how money makes the work environment much less hostile.

Anonymous BluntForceTrauma February 23, 2015 11:31 AM  

Adria Richards has a blog: http://butyoureagirl.com, and here, in her own words, is her post on the incident: http://butyoureagirl.com/2013/03/18/forking-and-dongle-jokes-dont-belong-at-tech-conferences/

Anonymous Dan in Tx February 23, 2015 11:33 AM  

Yeah, I don't hire women. Period.

Blogger Markku February 23, 2015 11:34 AM  

I don't hire women. Pregnancy.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 23, 2015 11:37 AM  

Overall, what comedy gold; leave the men alone no matter their conversation.

Did it ever occur to the offended broad that the men were not talking about her or even noticed her?

When the pain in the ass and his best bro called the police on me, I presented my side. No one has heard of calling the Law on other gen xers regarding stupid private things. I told all 3 parties (police included) I do not defend myself against nonsense. Nonsensical people merely do not exist. One uses the court system to attain some kind of pleasure. I dont exist in this country, I'm just another hallucination.

There is no way, no how, checked out types like me even care to spend emo energy on more emo stupidity.

Blogger Shimshon February 23, 2015 11:37 AM  

The black Jewish female has a history of taking offense:

https://amandablumwords.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/3/

I thought "black" was considered passe? Isn't "African American" (no matter how African or American one actually is) the term du jour?

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 23, 2015 11:38 AM  

Everything is sexist, rasciss, homophobic, anti semi, anti islamo, to the point of hilarity.

Both jackasses who claim to be such grand men are on facebook.

Anonymous hygate February 23, 2015 11:39 AM  

" I wouldn't have expected that out of The Guardian"

Yeah, I was surprised also. If you google her name you will find that almost all coverage is favorable to her. She bravely stood up against the misogynistic culture of the tech industry and was cruelly oppressed for doing so.

If making lame dongle and forking jokes that aren't even addressed to you is the extent of the misogynistic culture you face, and you can't deal with that then I am at a loss as to why you are even leaving the house. Obviously you are not equipped to function in adult society. Best you stay near a fainting couch at all times.

Anonymous Alexander February 23, 2015 11:41 AM  

So... first she was worried about imaginary girls being turned away from programming because big dongles, and now she was in fear of her life?

Cripes.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 23, 2015 11:47 AM  

Would Adria file those charges against men of color?

Anonymous Stilicho February 23, 2015 11:47 AM  

I don't hire women. Pregnancy.

Snort.

I thought "black" was considered passe? Isn't "African American" (no matter how African or American one actually is) the term du jour?

Well, if she described herself as an "African-American, Jewish female" she might be inadvertently compared to Ilana Mercer.

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 February 23, 2015 11:55 AM  

Doesn't have the looks. Sarkeesian isn't very attractive, but to the Gammas who fund her, she's downright hot.

I don't know, if I was single, I would bang her.

Then leave her on the street with a roll of quarters.

Does that make me Gamma?

Anonymous Jill February 23, 2015 11:55 AM  

That's divine karma for you.

Blogger JDC February 23, 2015 12:01 PM  

I read that her official job title, before being fired, was "developer evangelist." She was clearly evangelizing the SJW gospel.

Blogger Owen February 23, 2015 12:18 PM  

Adria Richards has a blog: http://butyoureagirl.com

Heh. Check out her list of "accomplishments." Her actual list of accomplishments boils down to meeting people and travel.

Link to "About"

I don't know how old she is, but I'm guessing over 30. Good grief, if all I accomplished by 30 was meeting, travelling, and "raising awareness," I'd be ashamed of how little I actually did with my life. For her, it's a point of pride.

Anonymous Steve February 23, 2015 12:18 PM  

Maybe Richards, Zoe Quinn, and Randi Harper could all go to work for John Flynt's company.

They'd be the Traveling Wilburys of SJW victimhood.

Blogger James Dixon February 23, 2015 12:23 PM  

> I've a bit of a temper and some anger management issues.

An excerpt from an online comic strip once said, from memory: "I don't have anger management issues, I merely prefer solving my problems with violence."

Blogger JDC February 23, 2015 12:27 PM  

An excerpt from an online comic strip once said, from memory: "I don't have anger management issues, I merely prefer solving my problems with violence."

That reminds me of a Mitch Hedberg bit, "I don't have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who'd be mad at me for saying that."

Blogger Mekadave February 23, 2015 12:28 PM  

Oh, but wait, I have compassion, empathy, morals and ethics to guide my daily life choices.

Well, that's just a bald-faced lie. She has none of those.

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 23, 2015 12:32 PM  

For example, in WV is a tough man/tough woman contest. Part of the contest is picking ring girls.

I was a ring girl in the 1990's when it was over 18. Now I think its over 21 is promoted but I think they still accept 18 to 21. Back then they loved waif, bikini, 2 inch heels.

A few women were rejected due to looking too waif and thin. Even with 34d's, thin is not something they want to promote. The contest wants to promote a meaty girl, not big, just larger hips, gluts, wider thighs, but require 4 inch heels, beyind the look of a basic stiletto.

5'5 107 was rejected for "looking ill" but there are other men or a fashion industry that might approve of or favor that look.

No one called the ruling unfair or anti-skinny. The women simply accepted their body type is not quite the image tough man wants to promote. No one cared enough to complain, no harm done, no foul.

Blogger Student in Blue February 23, 2015 12:33 PM  

I don't know, if I was single, I would bang her.

Then leave her on the street with a roll of quarters.

Does that make me Gamma?


It's only Gamma if you make eye contact during sex.

...at least I think that's how the saying went...

Blogger LP 999/Eliza February 23, 2015 12:36 PM  

Another example, some people want neo nazi art as marketing whatever website they have or whatever they are promoting. Not everyone else wants a neo nazi artist on their payroll.

Not everyone wants a floral artist. Those who reject varied art focuses do not hate the artist or hate their work or hate nazis or hate flowers. It was not what they were looking for.

Not every rejection is personal, in fact, the professional is not personal, nothing is really personal. A decision is a decision.

Blogger MidKnight February 23, 2015 12:37 PM  


@Vox

Doesn't have the looks. Sarkeesian isn't very attractive, but to the Gammas who fund her, she's downright hot.


Anita is like a far-lesser version of Anne Hathaway, incidentally another SJW fond of "message" grrrl power movies. At least AH is far easier on the eyes than AS.



It’s kind of like how camera film was originally calibrated on white skin.

Maybe it was skin then, but these days you still make tonal and contrast adjustments on images based on the white balance and black.

Why? Because white is the easiest color to determine a neutral value for, and if it has any color at all, you know your image or color profile is off.

Anonymous Eric the Red February 23, 2015 12:53 PM  

All SJW's engage in cultural marxism. The same thing that is wrong with economic marxism, the same fatal flaw, is also what is wrong with cultural marxism. The state in reality cannot monitor and regulate every aspect of every detail of its citizens. If it tries to do so, it not only fails miserably, but must set up a dictatorship in its attemts to enforce its will.

To a certain extent, the basic question of any society is "who do you trust". A conservative society relies on traditions and morality to answer that question. However, cultural marxism trusts no one, and so attempts to codify into law, rule, and regulation every aspect of human existence.

Anonymous physics geek February 23, 2015 12:57 PM  

Adria replied that she was happy to hear that Hank “wasn’t active in driving their interests to mount the raid attack”, but that she held him responsible for it anyway.

Um, there is where right thinking people tell Adria to engage in an anatomically challenging sexual act with herself.

Blogger Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus February 23, 2015 1:06 PM  

"Most likely it just didn’t occur to them that choosing a “normal” skewed to their own personal tastes and very limited experiences would create a barrier into the field of photography for, like, 80% of humanity."

Perhaps. But it was the 80% of humanity who couldn't figure out how to invent things like cameras and moving pictures.

Anonymous George of the Jungle February 23, 2015 1:18 PM  

When I google photos of Adria Richards, I am repulsed by the face of evil.

Blogger Brad Andrews February 23, 2015 1:47 PM  

She is complaining "he hit me back," except that his hit was more like a tap. Others took the battle for him.

The lack of remorse is the worse part. The world revolves around them and no one else matters except for what those others can or cannot do for them.

Anonymous Noah B. February 23, 2015 1:50 PM  

Adria probably stays awake at night wondering why she can't find a man with a sense of humor.

Blogger frigger611 February 23, 2015 2:00 PM  

I wouldn't let that hag even make me a sammich. What job is she even qualified for? I mean what can you do in life when your whole raison d'etre is to agitate?

Oh, I know. President of the United States.

Anonymous Scintan February 23, 2015 2:04 PM  

The state in reality cannot monitor and regulate every aspect of every detail of its citizens.

Give it time. The states are working on that.

Blogger CM February 23, 2015 2:09 PM  

No clue what "empathy" means. It's people like her that make that such a shunned gift. She cheapened it with her self - righteous bigotry.

The one who had empathy and compassion was Hank. He may seem weak to many, but his response juxtaposed to hers makes it so much more obvious. She's like the proud, humble man In one of Dickens' novels.

The reporter did a good job just letting the story speak for itself.

Anonymous Stilicho February 23, 2015 2:20 PM  

He may seem weak to many

He is, but that's only half of the equation. Add in foolish and a willing participant in his own downfall for a more complete picture. It doesn't mean he deserved what happened to him, but he certainly made it easier on his attacker.

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus February 23, 2015 2:42 PM  

Brad Andrews: "She is complaining "he hit me back," except that his hit was more like a tap."

The Black / Jewish / Feminist Social Justice Warrior cries out in pain as she strikes you.

Anonymous Brett Stevens February 23, 2015 2:54 PM  

At this point, the only safe place to work is one where the people are all of the same type -- race, gender, religion, political -- as you.

De-fact segregation returns via feminism and other egalitarian ( = liberal ) fantasies.

Diversity fails every time it is tried by the nature of its inherent paradox, not just applying the simple mathematical concept of equality to far too complex situations, but in that diversity requires the death of culture/race to save culture/race. As a result, it always self-destructs like this.

I hope Adria Richards -- who seems to have a lack of real accomplishments in her life besides being black, female and Jewish -- never gets hired again.

Anonymous Noah B. February 23, 2015 2:56 PM  

"He is, but that's only half of the equation. Add in foolish and a willing participant in his own downfall for a more complete picture. It doesn't mean he deserved what happened to him, but he certainly made it easier on his attacker."

As has been repeatedly hammered here, apologizing when you haven't actually done anything wrong only makes things worse. It certainly emboldens SJW persecutors.

Anonymous Anubis February 23, 2015 3:46 PM  

He would have been better off replying to her. "Stupid axx c#nt doesn't even know what the words fork, respo and dongle mean. #affirmativeactiontoken" then link to her pen is joke. To even be put out of a conference that easily is crazy, they should have gotten the c#nt to define a long list of terms to the organizers

Anonymous 10900209 February 23, 2015 4:26 PM  

>When I google photos of Adria Richards, I am repulsed by the face of evil.

It's uncanny. These types of people have a look to them, as though the evil is sweating out of their pores. It never fails: that ubiquitous, dead-eyed shark smile.




Anonymous Anubis February 23, 2015 5:17 PM  

"Japan.As in, not white." ---- Blacks consider everyone smarter than them as white.

"I don't hire women. Pregnancy."
They can plan their pregnancy to skip out of working Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year to get away with not working any holidays.

"I'm certain that right now she could be on lecture circuit, making funded Patreon videos"
She would have to not talk like an obamaphone woman to do the lecture circuit, there is a minute amount of merit required.

"only because they monitor which hand they scoop and sling the shit with*"
Great now I have to think of a good excuse not to shake a dyslexic black muslim's hand.

"What with the title being ' A happy ending' and all, ...ending was anticlimactic and disappointing."
The affirmative actions at the unemployment dept likely hooked her up with the 90 week vacation

Anonymous Corvinus February 23, 2015 5:53 PM  

'He’s a white male,' Adria said. 'I’m a black Jewish female. He said things that could be inferred as offensive to me'


I wasn't aware she was Jewish. No wonder she's such a spoiled SJW beotch. Only thing missing from the quad-fecta is being a lesbian.

Blogger Robert What? February 23, 2015 8:06 PM  

Black, Jewish, female. A trifecta in the victim sweepstakes! "Victim" is now the most coveted status in America among SJWs. Cash and prizes abound.

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein February 23, 2015 8:19 PM  

Adria got fired...

As we say down South:

"Bless her heart...It couldn't have happened to a nicer [more deserving] person."

Anonymous Jack Amok February 23, 2015 9:55 PM  

Did it ever occur to the offended broad that the men were not talking about her or even noticed her?

That's probably why she was so mad.

Blogger Mekadave February 23, 2015 10:16 PM  

Did it ever occur to the offended broad that the men were not talking about her or even noticed her?

That's probably why she was so mad.


Unimportant details, her being offended trumped everything else!

Anonymous victim bingo February 23, 2015 10:19 PM  

'I’m a black Jewish female. ' <<< Is NOT A Trannie

Blogger Akulkis February 24, 2015 12:06 AM  

"Why are so many women and effeminate men (SJW types) addicted to drama? I don't know, but it's an exploited fact that has spawned entire industries. I guess it could be considered good for the economy in certain myopic respects, although it's probably detrimental to it in the grand scheme of things.:

Borderline Personality Disorder.

They gravitate toward drama. If they can't find any, they will create it.

It is part and parcel of the pathology.

Note the psychosis (saying that there was an actual reason to fear that she would suffer rape and dismemberment in the middle of a crowded hall during a professional conference) -- that's also part of the BPD pathology.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch February 24, 2015 12:33 AM  

I am glad that that sociopathic and thoughtless woman got her just deserts. Getting a guy fired by making a mountain out of a molehill is par for the course in the workplace, these days. Beware, fellas. The world's against you.

Blogger Akulkis February 24, 2015 12:41 AM  

" because she's a psychopathic little narcissist. "

Narcissism + psychopathy usually means Borderline Personality Disorder

Anonymous Jack Amok February 24, 2015 12:53 AM  

Granted it's possible the journalist did a hatchet job on her, but holy catfish does she come off as a grade A comtemptible, soulless little harpy.

Blogger Akulkis February 24, 2015 1:40 AM  

She always came off as one, even in the initial fawning press reports.

Anonymous Eric the Red February 24, 2015 1:42 AM  

It is now a given that women are naturally hypergamous. In our leftist totalitarian society, they are able to use the almighty state as a surrogate male, so that they can easily abandon and/or screw over with impunity all real males in society. The state will coddle women and fund their insanity to any extent necessary... it is the ultimate sugar daddy.

Blogger SirThermite February 24, 2015 2:35 AM  

She attacked a fellow human and got him fired for making a dick joke even though she'd done similar herself, solely because he was of a different sex and race than hers. Let her hate crime follow her career for the rest of her life...what she did was way more malicious than public urination, after all.

Anonymous Discard February 24, 2015 3:04 AM  

Nate: You're right about documenting everything out of the ordinary. I think it's better to document the ordinary as well. Every day, put down the number of pineapples you picked or the weather, routine stuff. For example, I used to calculate my miles per gallon every week. If you make an entry every day, you're more likely to put down every conflict or other odd happening as well. And all that routine stuff makes your journal much more credible than if it seems to be nothing but a complain sheet that you may have conjured up overnight. If you get called in, the boss knows that you've got evidence that can be admitted in court and he'll take you seriously.

Anonymous Jack Amok February 24, 2015 3:08 AM  

She attacked a fellow human and...

Not that it's a fault or anything, but you're far more charitable to her than she is to others. I doubt she considers any other human being to be her "fellow". Which maybe explains how she thinks the way she does.

Anonymous Discard February 24, 2015 3:09 AM  

Got to love that internet lynch mob too. Reap the hatred you've sown, Black Jewish woman.

Anonymous Omar's Running Shoes February 24, 2015 6:59 AM  

I often wonder how people like Hank make it through life seemingly unaware of how ‘the other’ lives in the same world he does, but with countless fewer opportunities.”

Let me clear up that puzzle for you. People like Hank are focusing on their own worries and responsibilities, their wives, children, parents, friends, neighbors and coworkers. They have their own troubles, their own failings and weak spots, unfufilled dreams, unfinished plans, obligations and debts. And all the while they must deal with all of the above while countless tens of millions view them as "the other", gifted, able, privilieged, somehow blessed based on nothing more than their race or gender or faith and hold them both in contempt and at the same time some odd type of obligatory enslavement to their needs, their wants, their troubles and fears. It's like those little burros you see in Egypt piled up with more baggage than ten men could carry and some kid with a stick whipping its ass while he strolls along behind with nothing more than a fez and a caftan weighing him down.
You know how we get through the day without thinking of 'the other' ? The same way you do, Adria, black jewish female. We haven't got time or concern for your imaginaery fears and unwarranted demands, we already pay the lion sharew of taxes to put your kind through schools, feed your offspring, house you and provide for your cell phones, we've given up half of the slots in college and all of the jobs in government and an ever increasing share in the public sector to loafers and malcontents and shiftless layabouts with bad attititudes and a never decreasing list of fresh demands for even more.

There's a reason you will always be the other.

Anonymous Musashi February 26, 2015 8:12 AM  

We are amused with this outcome.

Maybe next time the orc will keep her self-righteous yap shut.....but I doubt it, they are incapable of learning.

Anonymous Steve February 27, 2015 7:11 AM  

"I'm certain there are thousands of nice black Jewish boys out there willing to marry Adria and start a big black Jewish family. And if things get too sketchy for them in the US, they can always move to Israel, right?"

Of course. Israel is a nation of immigrants.A melting pot.It is fully in need of having its vibrancy diversified. Just think of all the rich soul food you will have access to,jews, and all the promising young black jewish entrepreneurs starting up their businesses in your garage,I mean in their garage.

Open up your arms to the tired, the poor, the wretched refuse you are so generous with in America, Canada,England,etc. We can't take all your kindness,jews. You can spread your multicultural harmony to your own nation's black immigrants instead and show the whole world how it's done. You keep telling us how much we suck at "adapting to the global marketplace" and such through,well, every major media source and academic institution in the world. You're right. We totally suck at being race-cuck faggots. So open up those Israeli borders to the dark teeming masses of Africa and show us pale,stale,males how sucking off and bending over for those darkies is done.

Blogger S.D. Joe March 14, 2015 10:48 PM  

Black. Jewish. Female.

So how's your kugel.....bitch?

Blogger S.D. Joe March 14, 2015 10:57 PM  

By the way....

She has a well-documented history of shrill, looka-poor-me ballbusting. Vide: https://amandablumwords.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/3/

Let me get this out of the way: I don’t like Adria Richards. I think I have good reason to not like Adria Richards. So I should be feeling some major Schadenfreude right now. Instead, though, I think what’s unfolded in the developer community in recent days has been a tragedy. Here’s why.

Why don’t I enjoy Adria? I met her in New York some years ago at a conference and invited her to speak at a conference I was organizing in Boston. She was a very good speaker and I wanted her to help our beginners. She’s not an easy person- she didn’t like the title of her talk, she didn’t like her time slot, etc. Two weeks before the conference, we got a few emails from attendees that she had just threatened on her podcast to boycott our conference because one of our speakers, Danielle Morrill was giving a lightning talk about how to use screencasting software called “Getting the Money Shot”.

She’d never told us she was offended, she’d never told Danielle- she told her podcasting audience and blog readers that we were promoting porn. In the end, after great drama, she attended and deep sixed her talk, instead lecturing the attendees about how porn wasn’t acceptable at conferences. The beginners in her class were less than amused and ultimately, deprived of the opportunity to learn from her.

At the time I was really angry and frustrated. We were unpaid volunteers organizing this event, and she never gave us the opportunity to try and solve the problem and was about to leave us in the lurch. By the time it blew up (an explosion created entirely by her) we felt cornered and blackmailed.


The shame of it's that she's a really nice-looking woman. Like a bon-bon full of bone-marrow cancer.

Blogger teetoo labalaba October 08, 2015 9:54 PM  

So Adria overheard a private joke between 2 guys and took offense , fine. Instead of just complaining to the convention organizers , she publicly tweeted a photo of them . She did not tell them that she could hear them and requested that they stop. That is so low.

Blogger chzwiz 007 January 17, 2016 2:10 AM  

I worked for 30 years in tech doing programming in LA, Redmond, and Silicon Valley. I would avoid hiring any women for front line tech jobs on the off chance you get an Adria. Just one of these self entitled feminazi whiners like Adria Richards can ruin it for a 100 women in tech jobs.

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