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Submission + - Feminists Are Trying To Frame Linus Torvalds For Sexual Assault (

bricko writes: Feminists Are Trying To Frame Linus Torvalds For Sexual Assault, Claims Open Source Industry Veteran

Feminists in tech have been staging attempted “honey traps” to frame prominent male software developers for sexual assault, according to explosive claims on the blog of Eric S. Raymond, a pioneer of the open source movement. In allegations that will rock the world of software development, prominent targets included Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel

Raymond quoted excerpts from an online chat with a trusted source, who told him that the Ada Inititiative, a recently-discontinued feminist advocacy group in tech, was trying to “collect scalps” by concocting charges of attempted sexual assault against male software developers.

Submission + - ESR: Radical Feminists Are Attempting to Frame Linus, Others for Sexual Assault (

_KiTA_ writes: Open Source Pioneer Eric S. Raymond has revealed explosive allegations on his blog, claiming that he has a source with evidence that the Ada Initiative, a tech initiative designed to support women in open source, has been attempting to frame Linus Torvalds and other high profile members of the Linux and Open Source community for sexual assault. Linus has been noted for never being alone at conferences as of late, apparently this is a defensive move due to repeated attempts to "scalp" him — getting him alone and then immediately pushing a fake claim of sexual harassment or assault to either have him arrested or pulled off Linux development.

Possibily related to October's Linux Kernel Dev Sarah Sharp Quits, Citing 'Brutal' Communications Style story on how feminist Sarah Sharp took words out of context to try and suggest Linus and Greg were being aggressive monsters on the Kernel Mailing List — something she equates with physical violence on her blog.

Sarah Sharp is a member of the Ada Initiative's Advisory Board, the group that is apparently behind the attempt to frame Linus, among others, for sexual misconduct.

Comment Re:No freedom of assembly (Score 1) 618

Don't take my word for it though, a quick google turns up the GG wiki and Reddit channel:

You linked GamerGhazi, and you're pretending that's THEIR reddit sub-reddit ? That reddit's sidebar mentions its sole purpose is mocking Gamergate, talk about a biased source. Are you even trying to hide your own bias ? Do you think we're idiots ?

Comment Re:Or perhaps... (Score 1) 618

She was making a wider point about games that were overtly misogynistic

How can games be misogynistic ? Games are not sentient, and as such cannot "Hate women because they are women".

Plus what's misogynistic about boobs or equal opportunity slaughter of both genders ? I don't get what "hatred of women" there is in shooting both genders equally, or showing off a man's pecs or a woman's boobs equally.

Anita is just using her early tele-seminar scam skills in a new industry to make money. Basically, if you contributed to her Kickstarter (which she has failed to deliver on) or donated to her non-profit, you got scammed.

Comment Re:And then you will see: there is no review. (Score 1) 618

The review does not exist. If it does, I'm sure you can post a link

That's the Link. The top banner uses a screenshot of the game in question, the name of the Article is a play on the name of the Game. It's by Nathan Grayson, the responsible party, there is no disclosure, and the game is mentionned in the opening Paragraph with only 2 other games out of the list of 50.

That is the coverage at issue, people were simply asking why there was no disclosure of Nathan's relationship with DQ's developer.

Can we stop pretending it was a "review" and that "it doesn't exist" when it's still up, linked from Deepfreeze and available for all to see ?

Comment Re:A timeline... (Score 1) 781

You're advocating Culturecide. Bro culture is fine. Wanting guys not to act like guys is what is wrong. This is why people are upset when you walk into a room and tell them not to use .bro as a 3 letter extension for Brotli, because it has nothing to do with the "Guys being Guys", but you're making it sound like it does. Then you claim "Guys being Guys" is toxic, to a room full of guys. And you're surprised they get upset.

Stop assuming everything is about your feminist agenda. .Bro has nothing to do with "Bro culture" in the first place, never has, never will. The only reason it does, is because self-proclaimed WRA want it to be so they can test their control over others using shaming language like "Misogyny". How does Bro even relate to Hatred of Women ?

Comment Re: What next? (Score 1) 781

It's in the title. Misogyny. The hatred of all women. No one is over-sensitive, that's what the word means. How did you miss that ? Or do you not even know what Misogyny means anymore (to be fair, online feminist activists have twisted it to mean "disagreeing with a woman", but I digress...) ?

Comment Re:FUCK OFF DICE (Score 1) 696

So yeah, segregated bathrooms, changing rooms, introductory CS classes, fine, there are clear reasons

Wait WHAT ?!?

I mean, Bathrooms and Changing rooms have to do with Lady parts vs Man parts, but I'm not clear on what CLEAR reason you see for Introductory CS classes... Last I checked (and I admit my introductory CS classes were about 20 years ago), there was no genital involvement.

Comment Re:Maybe it's just who we are... (Score 1) 696

That's basically what it is. Computers didn't come into their own as a "Thinkerer" field until the early 80s. By that time, most degrees had gone to women, and you were still seeing that population into the early 90s.

The shift in degrees occurred early/mid-80s with the release of the PC platform and Home computers, these things don't happen in the span of a few days. It takes years to change a trend like that in emerging fields. In the 90s, when I did my Comp Sci classes, we had like 80% of our teachers being women, while 90% of the class were guys.

Why is it so hard to accept that maybe women in general don't prefer the field, just like men in general don't prefer nursing ?

Comment Re:FUCK OFF DICE (Score 1) 696

Guys don't want women coming in to their existing communities

Your are intentionally obtuse and it's not doing you any favors. Guys want women coming in to their existing communities. What guys don't want is women changing their communities.

You don't go into a community and change it to suit you. You go into a community and you adapt to its culture or you start your own Casino... well you know how that quote goes.

Comment Re:Maybe it's just who we are... (Score 2) 696

Something has changed.

Back in the '70s and '80s, computers and programming were seen more as secretarial work than actual technical work. The field had more women participation because of stereotypes of the time being that "Secretarial" work meant work for women. As the industry progressed and created and identity for itself as a tinkerer field, guys managed to overcome the sexist stereotype that "Computers are for secretaries and secretaries are women".

That's what changed.

Comment Re:No, just no. (Score 1) 696

Being told that girls are not interested in CS by teachers and parents. The "resume test" (identical applicants, one with female name and one with male name). Unwanted attention and comments in the workplace. The kind of bullshit we see on the LKML, that even some men won't put up with. The wage gap (yes, it's real, even after you account for absolutely everything). Brogrammers. I could go on.

I wish you would, because you have yet to name a BARRIER to entry. The resume test is BS, being told anything by your parents is bull (my parents told me all the time that computers were a waste of time and I'm a guy). The kind of thing we see on LKML is gender agnostic. The wage gap myth is based off a maid's salary compared to a CEO's salary, not 2 individuals in IT, Brogrammers were an April's fool joke (and frankly, girls can be as big of Bros as guys are, that's sexist of you to say otherwise).

So what BARRIER is there ? What is PREVENTING women in Tech ? Because as far as I can see and as far as you can explain, if a girl wants to go in Tech, she'll go in tech, get a job and have a good career.

Comment Re:Issue is more complicated (Score 1) 928

"This is not good work."

"This shit sucks."

Same content. Same feedback.

Err... not really. "Not good work" is not the same as "this shit sucks". "This shit sucks" means it's downright bottom of the barrel bad and is never going to be even be considered for usage, not if anyone's life depended on it. We'd let entire star systems we reduced to a single ash before even thinking of looking at using it.

"This is not good work" just means it's not good. It can be passable, it can be bad, but usable, it can be used in the case of an emergency if we have nothing else to work it while you work on something better.

Garbage is garbage. It goes in the garbage. "Not good" is still a pretty large scale. Is it passable ? Just barely usable ? Usable if we have nothing else ? Downright unusable ? Which is it ? Too vague.

"This is garbage" is 100% clear. Clarity > Politeness. If you can't preserve clarity and remain polite, then screw politeness. The receiving person will be mad for a time, but at least he'll know where you stand.

Comment Re:Issue is more complicated (Score 1) 928

You insulted him many times in that discussion, but refusing to answer his very simple question. He asked you to explain the bug. You have failed to even provide that basic response to him, basically completely disrespecting him the whole way and insulting our collective intelligence.

And we should not insult you back ? Double standards much ?

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