Feminism is toxic for the survival of open source software projects. We saw that with the GNOME project and how its outreach to women bankrupted the project and helped GNOME to lose most of its user base. Now, Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox browser, is falling into the same pit of feminism by attacking #GamerGate, calling Anita Sarkeesian an “educator”, and terms like “meritocracy misogyny”. If you’re wondering what “meritocracy misogyny” means, it means that it’s misogynist to expect competence from women like you would expect from a man. The author of that article has also said that algorithms can be racist and sexist:
No. Algorithms are NOT blind to gender, race, ethnicity, etc. http://t.co/ZVWqzgHN6U
— Audrey Watters (@audreywatters) October 31, 2014
Mozilla has already tried to backpedal on this, but it’s probably too little, too late. People are already ditching Firefox for Chrome/Chromium derived browsers and Firefox derived browsers like Palemoon where Mozilla won’t benefit from its use. Are people ditching Firefox wrong to do so? Someone may say that this is the opinion of one woman and doesn’t necessarily reflect the opinion of Mozilla. The problem is that this is a pattern. Don’t forget that Brendan Eich was forced to resign as CEO of Mozilla for being against same sex marriage in 2008 (and having the same opinion of same sex marriage in 2008 that both Barack Obama and a majority of Californians had). Mozilla has become about feminist and SJW politics and has ceased to be about producing a good browser and other open source software applications. In other words, Mozilla has fallen to ideological corruption. This is the exact same problem GNOME had so we can expect Mozilla to falter like GNOME.