this is still my favorite movie. #noshame
It’s the truth.
I don’t know whether to scream, laugh, flail, laugh, or die tbh. If you actually look at that feed, you can see that this will eventually be Tom Hardy’s official Twitter. I am a ball of emotions right now.
tom hardy is talking to fans on twitter and calling people darling. omfg.
“She recognized that this is how friendships begin: one person reveals a moment of strangeness, and the other person decides just to listen and not exploit it.”
—Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
Trigger Warning: Rape, Physical Assault
My heart and my support go out to Adria.
Also, my righteous anger.
Here’s the gist of what happened. Adria was at PyCon, a developer conference, and noticed that two men behind her were making lewd sexual jokes. She snapped a photo, tweeted it, brought up the behavior to PyCon officials (since they did have a code of conduct for their conference), and the situation was “handled”.
What’s happened after that is a prime example of why women and people of color (and women of color, of course) are few and far between in the world of tech.
One of the men making the jokes, who was there representing his employer, got fired for his actions. Adria’s website starts getting DDoS attacks, as does her employer’s website. People are leaving her nasty comments and she’s been getting death threats and rape threats tweeted to her since yesterday.
Today, SendGrid fired Adria. And they didn’t just fire her, but they announced it on Twitter and on Facebook so people could spread the word and comment on it. The Facebook comments are particularly vile, including one where a man details a particularly gruesome threat against Adria, concluded with the words “Make her pay. Make her obey.”
All of this for speaking up about something which made her uncomfortable.
To say that this is problematic would be an understatement, and it’s particularly troubling in a week when we’ve already seen two high-profile (and altogether disturbing) responses to sexual assault cases capture media headlines. We can’t figure out what possible justification SendGrid thinks they have for terminating Adria — and don’t even get us started on how they handled it — but if you’re as curious as we are then here’s SendGrid’s contact information.
Nope. Make some noise, people. This is not. okay.
butttt… am I seeing things? Isnt Adria Richards a woman of color? So Why are women of color relegated to brackets?
BW stay getting fired for being uppity nigger bitches who don’t know our proper place.
Woman of color? She’s a black woman! Like the previous poster said, BW have a history of being fired or punished in the corporate world for being assertive…this is not acceptable.