I got about three blocks from home this morning when I saw a man and a woman fighting and walking down lombard. Mostly the man was yelling and gesturing violently at the woman.
It didn’t look good. I slowed down and when the woman turned and the man was facing away, I tried to catch her eye to see if she needed help.
The man turned around and immediately threatened me. He walked toward me, yelling, “WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?! WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING?”
I very happy not to be on foot at that moment. I rode away and stopped two blocks later and called 911.
I hope she is OK.
From a man:
“But I think there’s probably a simpler reason, [why more women don’t go into STEM fields]” he said, “which is these guys are just jerks, and women know it.”
From a woman:
"[women only spaces] cultivate the notion that women are these weak beings who find their male colleagues too intimidating"
For once I agree with the guy. I’m not too weak to deal with male-centric spaces, I just have better things to do with my time.
Full article here:
A woman at the grocery store stopped me on my way out to ask me how she could get ‘my friends, the cyclists’ to put lights on the side of their bicycles so that she won’t hit them with her car.
"Well," I explained with patience I didn’t have, "just like you can’t get your friends, ‘the drivers’ to do what you want all the time, likewise, I do not have control of ‘all cyclists.’ And besides, there’s already a Be Seen campaign with ads on the sides of buses all over town.
I feel bad being so mad at her because she really did have good intentions. But damn, so many assumptions, so little time.
Hell, while we’re at it, are their any messages anyone would like me to deliver to my friends, all women, all Black people, all lesbians or all web developers?
Don’t answer that.
The internet forgets and it forgets quickly. It was exactly 9 months ago that Adria Richards was fired for standing up against sexist behavior that is widely ingrained in the tech world. The coverage of her firing was seeped in the “polite racism” that does not need to name names but can code…
If only more developers could apply their developer skills this way. Great post.
I’m a developer. A few years ago, I moved to a new city and met some new friends who talked about racism and sexism more than I had ever thought about before. At first I was uncomfortable and didn’t like a lot what they were saying - and I definitely didn’t like when they told me something I said…
I had this dream last night that it was my first day on the job at Safeway (grocery store, for those not from here) and it was the day before Thanksgiving so things were crazy. I was put in a cashier position with basically no training, and my only source of help was a lazy employee stationed at the end of my cashier station but she just sat there and only answered a few of my questions.
For some reason, customers were unusually patient while I struggled to figure everything out.
Two guys came through with an over flowing cart and it took me over an hour to ring everything up. And I kept having to grab everything back from the moving belt until I finally got someone to show me how to stop it and control it with a foot pedal.
In the end, I over charged something and we had to call the manager to approve the fix. The part of the manager was played by Jeri Ryan. She came over and suddenly recognized the two men as people who had scammed the store out of almost $1000 dollars in the past with a bad check. She read them the riot act and kicked them out of the store, telling them to never come back.
Then I had to start the slow process of undoing the entire transaction.
Then I woke up.
My brain is weird sometimes.
Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at.
(this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)
And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?
Andrew Moskowitz works for
The Cotton Warehouse*Monore Cotton Mills (how ironic), which is an event space in Atlanta Georgia. His supervisors Paul Rosenthal and Dawn Page, can be reached on Monday, 9/23 at (877) 305-6455. Thank you to @WeSeeRace and @HolzmanTweed for tracking down this info, verifying that he is employed there and also getting screen caps of previous racist Facebook statuses. Andrew, I hope you realize the error in your ways when you realize how difficult it is to find a new job because your racism has been exposed online for the entire world to see.
*edited to add: the company name was previously incorrect. apparently there are TWO event spaces in Atlanta that are former cotton factories. The number is still correct, as was confirmed this morning.