1. Exquisite Tweets from @ashedryden, @moonpolysoft, @jacobian

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    Weird. Github’s investigation into the gendered abuse a former employee faced turned up no evidence. bit.ly/1mwTca5

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    ashedryden

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    And by weird I mean “weird” or WEIRD or ARE YOU SERIOUS.

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    ashedryden

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    HOW STRANGE that YET AGAIN a company thinks a woman would risk her career, friends, and financial security for something that didn’t happen.

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    ashedryden

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    Weird that a system run entirely by men that benefits almost entirely men would find “no evidence” of wrong-doing.

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    ashedryden

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    I believe everything she said happened, happened. Whether Github believes her or “finds evidence” is irrelevant.

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    ashedryden

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    I sincerely hope that Github is making major changes internally to keep this kind of abuse - sustained or otherwise - from happening again.

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    ashedryden

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    But I shudder to think of the message this is going to send to all of the people who have been harassing her BECAUSE she spoke up.

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    ashedryden

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    And that is something Github is absolutely complicit in.

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  2. moonpolysoft

    welcome home (santatarium)

  3. I guess as a marginalized person you eventually learn to live with constant disappointment in people who have the ability to change things.

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    ashedryden

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    The people who allow you to be continually abused and harassed on their watch will not protect you, side with you, help you.

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    ashedryden

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    Point of interest: this is why we constantly say we have to burn this shit down instead of fixing it piece by piece.

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    They will fight tooth and nail to keep what they have, to stay comfortable, meanwhile feigning shock at what happens to us on their watch.

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    People asking for the report to be released publicly should consider the ramifications on the person who reported :/

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  5. .@shanley it’s okay for people to continually make these “errors of judgment” against marginalized people because they’re “good guys”

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  7. I am so fucking over people being allowed to CONSTANTLY mistreat marginalized people and get away with it.

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  9. I FUCKING PROMISE that if Github or Tom attempt to sue her, I will lead the fucking fundraiser and she will fucking win.

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  11. Love that all of the well wishes to Tom are rolling in without much mention of him threatening to sue a woman for speaking up.

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  13. Hyper relevant: on explicit and implicit silencing: bit.ly/1cVHFOf

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  14. Silicon Valley: where you can harass an employee, resign, and immediately get funded by a premier VC firm.

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    jacobian

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  15. Github and Tom are sending exactly the message they want to anyone who is mistreated by white, straight men in power:

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    ashedryden

    ashe dryden 😷

    1. No one will believe you.
    2. This’ll hurt you more than us.
    3. Now we can feel justified in not hiring, promoting, or treating you fairly.

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    ashedryden

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    This is directed not only at her, but every person who has ever thought about speaking up. “YOU WILL SUFFER.”

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    White men can get the fuck riiiight outta my mentions with their abuser apologist bullshit.

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  16. On second thoughts, Github, bring back the rug. Turns out it you’re not ready to be rid of it yet.

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    jacobian

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  17. @shanley “how weird that my and my husband’s position of power in an organization made people feel they had to work for free”

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    ashedryden

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    This power structure exists across the whole of the industry and companies within it protect not only themselves, but they entire structure.

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    ashedryden

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    I am tired of seeing people hurt, opportunities removed, and then their ultimate departure because there aren’t enough of us standing up.

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    ashedryden

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    What are you doing to make sure this isn’t happening in your company? How are you educating the people you work with?

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    ashedryden

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    Man, it’s just so coincidental that the outgoing CEO got hooked up with a VC and the sexual harasser got promoted. WEIRD.

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    ashedryden

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    It’s almost like there are not only no consequences, but full on consolation prizes for people who abuse other people. WEIRD.

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    ashedryden

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    “We’re definitely going to take this stuff seriously, right after we show abusive people that they can benefit from being abusive, promise.”

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    ashedryden

    ashe dryden 😷