Blind harassment casualty

Microsoft YsTJ07
Jan 17 52 Comments

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  • New / Eng OJManBad
    Who the fuck even cares about Sophie Alpert or her views on diversity.
    Jan 17 18
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      uyxy35 are you seriously that malleable that you can't think for yourself? Is it such a burden for others to care about one another and believe it's important to do so?

      Seriously, don't victimize yourself. If you want to care less about others, by all means. No one is forcing you to think a certain way. They're just calling out behavior.
      Jan 17
    • Apple / Eng uyxy35
      Wtf you are saying I can’t think for myself? That’s exactly what I do, and I give you a non American view on this shitshow that is going on.
      If you can point me to which of my words made you thinking that I was victimizing myself, I’d be grateful. But I am pretty sure there aren’t any.
      “No one is forcing you to think a certain way”, are you serious?? Have you followed any media recently? Didn’t you see all the scandals caused by PC/radical left disciples, because someone had said or done something they didn’t like? Sorry, I don’t want to go down this rabbit hole.
      Jan 18
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      "This is what lefts did to me." By definition, you are saying you are a victim. There's no rabbit hole here. Calm down with the hyperbole.
      Jan 18
    • Apple / Eng uyxy35
      I think you need to re read the definition of the term victim. I was merely stating the facts :)
      Jan 18
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      Yes, your words are definitely devoid of emotion and hyperbolic anecdote, and it purely lists facts.
      Jan 18
  • Amazon MemeMagic
    I think that I’m getting tired of people claiming it’s harassment to disagree with their incessant pushing of their political beliefs into company affairs. Worth noting that nobody requires you to be on Blind. If anyone was legitimately harassing this person they are in the wrong but I can almost guarantee you this was not harassment, and rather people objecting to *yet another* political push from the left in tech.
    Jan 17 6
    • Facebook
      B13captain

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      B13captainmore
      You’d probably feel differently if I figured out your name, then started attacking you based on what makes you, you. Are you a woman? Blind users have some words for that. Indian? Get ready for you know what. LGBT? How about some coded speech aimed at your wellbeing.

      Everything is just “hurr durr just don’t open the app” until it’s about you, not your anonymous handle.

      PM me your name and let’s test it
      Jan 17
    • Apple / Eng uyxy35
      Did you read the OP article? Here is her quote in the reason of leaving:
      "I want to spend my time at a place willing to push further on diversity and inclusion. One where it's not OK to write on Workplace that white privilege doesn't exist. One where if I call out that our board has too many white men, I don't get harassed by other employees on Blind with transphobic messages saying I should be fired."
      Only the last part briefly mentions something about transphobia. What about the other 80% of the contents of the quote? Having seen A LOT of radical lefts, I highly doubt she was confronted because of her identity. If anyone disagrees with left, here is your label, have it.
      I also think that affirmative action is bad for company, forced diversity and inclusion is also very bad. Does that make me any kind of “-ist”?
      Jan 17
    • Google Woopsy
      I think it is fine to be against affirmative actions, I think expressing disagreement through personal attacks isn’t.
      People would saw the blind thread reported pretty bad name calling and transphobic insults. This is pretty violent, whether you agree with her statement or not.
      Jan 17
    • Amazon MemeMagic
      The grand irony is that while @B13Captain is white knighting for this person, it was them who in fact initiated the attacks based on “what makes you, you” by calling out the board with the identity politics “fuck white men” angle.
      Jan 17
    • Apple / Eng uyxy35
      I agree that personal attacks, for example: “you are trans and this is hideous, I hate you because of that!!” Are TOTALLY not ok. The problem with mentally ill lefts is that they perceive any opinion that contradicts theirs as a personal attack. And they squeal everywhere claiming they’ve been personally attacked. But the problem often in their heads, so if you want to be a victim and to be offended you can always find why.
      Jan 17
  • Facebook vhqodifh
    "Facebook, like most of its Silicon Valley peers, is mostly male and very white"

    Since when did Asians become white?
    Jan 17 0
  • Apple not wasis
    Hahahaha “One where it's not OK to write on Workplace that white privilege doesn't exist”. So having different opinion offends people. Good riddance!
    Jan 17 3
    • Apple / Eng uyxy35
      This is how radicals from left work :) If you look into this culture of being offended, safe spaces, hate speech and other crap along those lines, you’ll be surprised how many people actually believe in that.
      Jan 17
    • Amazon plothole
      Hey guess what? Some opinions aren’t suitable for the workplace, plus the line is arbitrary and ever changing. Welcome to social philosophy 101.
      Jan 17
    • Apple / Eng uyxy35
      Agree that some opinions are not suitable for workplace, but that actually means that she shouldn’t push her agenda too, right?
      Jan 17
  • Credit Karma EllisDee25
    Too bad she’s not a conservative - we all would have heard about this and she’d have a book deal with a right-wing publishing company.

    “B-b-b-but tech is a liberal echo chamber”
    Jan 17 0
  • Google jVCf31
    To me the problem are the Facebook people who attacked her, not Blind itself. If Facebook employees weren’t transphobic then transphobic comments wouldn’t come up.
    Jan 17 1
    • Autodesk DouP01
      Exactly. Now I’m wondering what’s in facebook’s blind channel 🤔
      Edit: now that I’ve read the rest of this post I’m not sure if it’s just FB but blind’s toxicity at play in general.
      Jan 17
  • IBM janitr
    > Facebook's diversity has been improving, but the company is still largely white and male.
    🤣they’re not even trying to be subtle about this anymore
    Jan 17 0
  • New / Eng OJManBad
    Sounds like we should get rid of this pasty white guy
    Jan 17 4
    • Credit Karma EllisDee25
      It would be a start at getting rid of all bosses.
      Jan 17
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      But Data is my favorite character.
      Jan 17
    • Apple / Eng uyxy35
      Is Jewish considered white? I honestly don’t know.
      Jan 17
    • Clover Health / Eng doenfh
      That question is a dangerous one that has been asked many times before with no real concensus.
      Jan 17
  • Amazon 2AqXMr
    Honestly it's a tech problem overall. But I agree that at some companies its worse than others.
    Jan 17 1
    • Apple / Eng uyxy35
      *sarcasm:on
      Why only tech? How about firefighters? Or maybe miners? Or soldiers? Maybe let’s force diversity there too?
      *sarcasm:off
      Jan 17
  • Google Mmkaay
    Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
    Jan 17 0
  • Dell rWpf71
    It just shows that tech is not as liberal as it wants to be
    Jan 17 1
    • Apple / Eng uyxy35
      I would add, how radical leftist want it to be. It’s TOTALLY Ok to hear opinions different from yours (in this case hi.. hers), it is called free speech as I recall.
      Jan 17
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  • Blizzard others
    Curious why so many big open source advocates are transgender
    Jan 17 2
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    • Blizzard others
      Hahah holy shit I love it
      Jan 17
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