March 31, 2013
Reddit Founder Tells ‘Fellow Geeks’ to Stop Being Sexist
Penning a post titledÂ “Dear Fellow Geeks: WTF?”, Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian spoke out on his blog againstÂ the sexism on Reddit, particularly in response to theÂ recent Adria Richards scandal, Huffington Post reports.
While attending a tech conference, Richards tweeted a photo of men sitting behind her whom she said were making sexist comments. One of those menÂ was subsequently fired from his job, and Richards was fired from her position at SendGrid.
The situation started a backlashÂ against Richards. This bothered Ohanian. In his blog post he wrote:
“The comments (and support for them) I’ve seen over the past few days have really disappointed me and I really hope this is a chance for us to reflect on how we use these tools to foster the tech community. This isn’t ‘political correctness,’ this is you having the courage to use your words to create an environment that promotes an open exchange of ideas — not alienate people and certainly not terrorize them.”
Read more at Huffington Post