One of the women responsible the current war on men working in the tech industry is Elissa Shevinsky. She wrote an article in 2013 accusing men working in tech of being misogynists, but now she’s says that she is sorry about it:
Shevinsky is now sorry for whatever role she played in creating all of this outrage and silliness. She’s sorry, she writes in her new book, Lean Out, and she adds that her initial position was “flawed.”
“I’m glad to come out in ‘Lean Out’ and say that my original essay — the one that has been the foundation for people assuming that I am [a social justice warrior] — was deeply flawed,” Shevinsky told the Washington Examiner. “I do see sexism and gender issues, a culture war, in Silicon Valley, but the knee-jerk responses (recruit more women! attack the men!) are not the answer.”
Shevinsky still thinks that the tech industry is full of misogynist neckbeards, otherwise she wouldn’t have said that there is “sexism and gender issues, a culture war, in Silicon Valley”. She is a SJW for believing that. What happened is that Shevinsky realized that the current feminist attack on men working in the tech industry was not working. (She is also using this as an excuse to generate publicity for her book.)
Tech seems worse, for some reason. It may have to do with the subjectivity that goes into who gets funded and promoted. It may have to do with the collaborative nature of the work (so there is a lot of interaction between people) Also since there are so few women, the women who are in tech get hit on like all the time. And that’s kinda awk for everyone.
Men working in tech hitting on women is sexism? As we know from incidents like the Scott Aaronson affair, a lot of men working in tech will choose to never hit on women. Shevinsky will probably accuse those men of sexism too. Regardless of that any woman who thinks that men hitting on women is sexism because they work in tech clearly can’t be sorry about helping to start a war on men working in the tech industry.