One thing that comes up on places like the KotakuInAction reddit is that if feminists keep saying that the video game and tech industries are hostile to women, women will avoid them. That makes sense because why would anyone go to a place that they believed was hostile to them if they had a choice. Feminists keep saying that they want “diversity” in tech and video games, yet lying about nonexistent hostility to women gets the opposite of what they want. Therefore, feminists must want something else.
What do feminists want from the tech industry? This article illuminates what feminists really want. First, take a look at this paragraph from the article:
Trying to force women back into a toxic environment isn’t going to work if the dynamics of the industry remain the same. And women are smart for leaving- because they aren’t giving up, they are moving to other industries that treat them better.
The author says that women should leave tech because it’s hostile to them. Now, take a look at another part of the article:
It is time for the next wave, and it has to be focused on men. We need gender diversity workshops, sensitivity training, sexual harassment workshops for CEOs, VCs and Angels.
Conference and panel organizers who “can’t find” diverse panel members should be fired. Point blank.
VC’s who “can’t find” women entrepreneurs are not good at deal flow and their investors should pull out. Point Blank.
So if women are correctly avoiding tech because of its alleged hostility to women, then how are conference organizers supposed to find women for conferences, and how are venture capitalists supposed to find women entrepreneurs? You can’t have women choosing to avoid an industry and have that industry be able successfully find women. It’s logically impossible.
The author’s demand when the tech industry can’t satisfy her contradiction is that men get fired. “Point blank”, as she says. That is what the women in tech movement is all about. It’s not about ending hostility towards women in the tech industry because even they know it doesn’t exist. It is about getting men fired, so that they can take the jobs of the fired men. Of course, that strategy won’t work since getting large numbers of men fired from the tech industry will cause the businesses they employed at to collapse. There will not be any jobs for men or women since they will be gone. I suspect that feminists won’t be bothered by that since they got to stick it to men they find nerdy and unattractive.