Hacking Rhetoric

“Hackers and Hookers” Weekly blog post 10/29

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http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/10/boys-get-be-hackers-halloween-girls-get-behookers

In honor of Halloween this weekend, I found the perfect article about Halloween and hackers! A group from Hacker Hideout, a starting co-working space in San Francisco, decided to throw a party. The theme of this party was “Hackers and Hookers”. They advertised the party for beer, food trucks, and girls. Tasneem Raja stated, “There’s a shot of a bare mattress on the floor, inviting “thinkers and builders, tech lovers and business moguls” to consider working—or even living!—at the Hideout”. This apparently is just a small aspect in the bigger problem of gender issues in the tech world. A web designer named Justine Arreche complained about an account of sexual assault by her boss. Her boss was a well known Ruby programmer. It had happened at a party where all her co workers were. She said how she felt pressured to drink and let them do body shots off her, because she wanted them to consider her as part of the crew. She was saying how hard it is to work with so many men, because she wants to be friends with them but it seeing as “hookers” at themed parties. It is a crazy situation, and I never was aware of this gender issue in the tech world. You all should really check this article out.

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One thought on ““Hackers and Hookers” Weekly blog post 10/29

  1. Hey Samantha, cool blog post! You should definitely check out James Pinkerton’s blog posts, they are titillating and elevating. When I read his beautiful prose I cry every time. Check his stuff out.

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