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"Women in tech", doxing, Kathy Sierra, and the koolaid. - Andrew Auernheimer
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"Women in tech", doxing, Kathy Sierra, and the koolaid.


We must differentiate between "women in tech" and women making tech. There are many self-proclaimed "women in tech". A representative member of the "women in tech" community has no useful free software contributions, a series of non-technical job roles at insignificant companies, no successful investments, no notable hacks to their name, and a very big attitude. The role of "women in tech" in our ecosystem is that they are women, and that they are in an ancillary position to people making technology. Also, they are always victims. Their stream of blogs and tweets about their daily victimhood at the hands of men is constant. I count among my circle of friends women who fled abusive arranged marriages in Islamic countries, and yet somehow their experiences as victims of a patriarchy are less defining to their character than these "women in tech".

Those are different from women making tech. Of the three best hardware hackers I know (really hard to call the absolute best in matters like these) two are women. Few in my community make science that will be cited in a hundred years. Of the two I personally know remaining that have, one is a woman. There are so many women making tech that I'd have trouble counting them all. They communicate to me that they are embarassed by "women in tech". The endless calls of feminist activists and professional victims to have gender quotas enforced has lead to the terrible side effect of people asking women making tech to be speakers and on panels related not to their achievements in research or industry, but on "women in tech". As their research is generally top-tier, I feel for them. Maybe there is some terrible male privilege. At least I've never been asked to be on a "men in tech" panel.

Yesterday Kathy Sierra (a.k.a. seriouspony), a mentally ill woman, continued to accuse me on her blog of leading some sort of harassment campaign against her by dropping her dox (information related to identify and location) on the Internet. Now there are two questions to answer about this. The most illuminating question: "is what Kathy Sierra experienced, judged by the standards applied to everyone else, any kind of harassment?" Doxing is common on the Internet. Let's take a look at other instances where people had dox dropped and take a look at the response from the "women in tech" community, as well as the liberal media.

  1. Violentacrez doxed by Adrian Chen. Nothing but praise by the liberal media, and squeals of glee and shouts of "muh soginy" from the "women in tech" crowd.

  2. CHILDREN who support #GamerGate doxed by feminist activists. Winking silence from the media, and one member of the "women in tech" crowd gleefully bragging about doxing teenagers on Twitter.

  3. Two New York Times journalists doxed Darren Wilson, the shooter of robber Michael Brown. A blogger then doxed them in retaliation.

  4. In response to the doxing and trolling of nutjob conspiracy theorist Dennis Fetcho, journalist Emmett Rensin justified it in print by saying: "A few things should be noted about Feltcho: first, he is a white man."

The message from the media and the "women in tech" is clear. Dropping dox is not just acceptable, but encouraged, as long as the person targeted is a white man with opinions they dislike. I can't believe I am the first to say this, but you can't fucking have it both ways. Attention "women in tech": not a single one of you have experienced the kind of community backlash that was meted out to say, Ryan Russell, or Dan Kaminsky. And I receive threats of violence from the social justice community on a near daily basis. Rare is the controversial public figure that doesn't. I don't sob about them in public, because hey, it's the Internet and I am not a histrionic nutjob.

Now, I believe in equal rights for women. Second wave feminism, sign me up. Tech is the most meritocratic place I have ever seen. I work with transgendered minorities. I work with people of many races. In tech nobody questions you if you are a black genderqueer midget. The only question that matters when you present research is, "can you hack?" With equal rights comes equal rigors. The "women in tech" crowd have personas that can't survive the same intense public criticism that men receive. So they demand a neutered sphere of public debate where they can denounce legitimate criticism as misogyny. Recently we got to see exactly what seriouspony's lynchmob of social justice warriors consider "harassment". We got to see what specifically drives people like her to quit social media in a tantrum. It happens to include civil disagreement, as witnessed by this Forbes reporter:


If the only input you can accept is praise and agreement, being a public figure is a bad job for you. You are more emotionally suited to a job with less emotional rigors, perhaps working with very autistic children.

Now comes the question of "did I drop Kathy Sierra's dox". I've denied it for years now, but let's go take a look at where they were dropped and not take my word for it. They were posted on a public mailing list called full-disclosure. I'm not going to link to the archives on marc.info that have the complete emails with headers because the last time I tried to present this evidence Sierra had my Twitter account suspended. Funny given that she just lied in a public statement claiming she never wrote any takedown notices to stifle criticism.

On mailing lists, you can see poster's email addresses:


Given that the person in question made his post under his real e-mail address someone immediately, inside the thread in question, takes the e-mail address, plugs it into Myspace search, and finds the poster's Myspace profile:


Internet detective 101 here. Journalists can try looking at evidence in the future, instead of trying to create celebrity targets for crucifixion. Matt Schwartz, of course, attached a number of absolutely ridiculous claims to the New York Times magazine piece where he falsely claims I made that post. Not the least of which is that I held people's kids for ransom. He has even less integrity than Stephen Glass. That he is cited authoritatively is indicative of how little the "social justice" crowd cares for truth.

We have created a culture where a "vulnerable" minority can accuse a white man of anything and he will be publicly crucified regardless of his innocence. Now white men are the vulnerable minority.

I don't think anyone in the whole technology community has not benefitted from Michael Arrington's benevolence. Yet when a lone nutjob falsely accused him of rape, his friends were nowhere to be seen. They were all so terrified of a social justice lynchmob that they remained silent. It didn't matter that all his previous relationships with women were positive, a single accusation ruined the man's life. Everyone eventually found that the accusation was false, the women was literally schizophrenic and on anti-psychotics, and the accusation was leveled in retaliation for him daring to leave her. His vindication was barely even a news story, while his lynching was front page news everywhere. Meanwhile a "vulnerable minority" in the tech industry actually commits an act of rape and gets four days in jail, with near-complete silence from the media. This is how our community works now. I don't blame Arrington for abandoning the Bay area. Those people celebrate degeneracy.

Kathy Sierra has for years acted like a toddler, throwing tantrums and making demands whenever things didn't go her way. She rejects any presentation of polite criticism or presentation of evidence as some sort of assault on her. She was the blueprint for women like Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian, who also feign victimhood for financial and social gain. Kathy Sierra is the epitome of what is wrong with my community. She had something coming to her and by the standards set by her own peers in the social justice community, there was nothing wrong with what she got.

I do not hate women. My colleagues include quite a few (cis and trans) women. I support women making tech. However, it is high time for the "women in tech" to get the fuck out.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 8th, 2014 10:50 am (UTC) (link)
Some of those people talk major shit and then decry all criticism as harassment. It's a culture of sissies protected by balding middle-aged white men. Holy shit, sometimes I want to get off this wilrd ride.

I take special attention to Zoe Quinn's case, where she cries harassment (The Girl Who Cried Misogyny), and then, everytime the spotlight gets away from her, she posts something to fuel the flames of her professional victimization. At least we got confirmation from a third party that she's a compulsive liar. I can't wait for those balding middle-aged videogame bloggers to throw her under the bus, because she's getting quite expensive for them.

I also found it funny that Anita tweeted once "All this trouble for us women in tech". Ha ha ha, she makes youtube videos. Why the hell does that make her a woman in tech. It's like you said. Those people are pampered by some white guilty trippers, and then think they're above criticism.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 11th, 2014 08:54 am (UTC) (link)
Adria Richards, another "woman in tech" but really just a bio-hostess from human resources. Spokemodel. Den mother. Schoolmarm. Alphafemal slut-shamer. Serial theory here: women seem to have a mirror image of male autism that displays in blindness to physical mechanisms but is magical-retard superpowered to sense the "feels." Temple Grandin described the male version of this "bimboism" personality type in the form of car salesmen. Born bullshit artists and middle management types. They're useful for evolution but damn do they get expensive. Yeah, it's all about Bimbos vs. Nerds these days.
theused03 From: theused03 Date: October 8th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC) (link)
Wow, this really hit the point. I went to a job fair today which featured a panel aimed for "women in tech". Being a woman, I decided to sit in...big mistake. This was my first time experiencing such an "uplifting talk" (hm, yes). Afterwards I felt alienated, and somewhat embarrassed. There was a lot of talk about falling victim to men in the industry, (may I note that I have never experienced this). But more so, I was made to feel that my technical skills and love for coding was "nerdy"; to get anywhere in the tech industry you need a cocky attitude and a big (annoying) personality, NOT a technical brain. I realize now after reading your post that I am not in the wrong, I am simply a "woman making tech", and I thank you for that :) Really good read.
weev From: weev Date: October 8th, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC) (link)
Awesome! Women making tech are always welcome in my friend circles.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 8th, 2014 04:18 pm (UTC) (link)
Just as counter-intuitively, conservationist Wendell Berry argued that the notion of "the environment" is insidiously self-defeating, signifying "that which surrounds us" rather than "that to which we are integral." Maybe worth keeping in mind as both the environment Berry was writing about 50 years ago and the one inhabited by "women in tech" continue to be degraded.
paft From: paft Date: October 8th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC) (link)
Actually, the questions I'm inclined to ask are:

1. On what do you base the claim that Kathy Sierra is "mentally ill?"

and

2. Did you dox her?
weev From: weev Date: October 8th, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC) (link)
Clearly you did not read the post as I firmly answered number 2 in it.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 8th, 2014 08:25 pm (UTC) (link)
Awesome.
The proof of their malignant malevolence is precisely that they brook zero criticism.
Any criticism is labeled 'harassment.'
Spreading this far and wide.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 10th, 2014 01:22 am (UTC) (link)
Do you support #GamerGate?
weev From: weev Date: October 10th, 2014 12:43 pm (UTC) (link)
As much I can support a bunch of beta faggots crying about vidya.

I agree that feminist nutjobs are ruining the tech industry, of which I suppose the video game development industry is a subset. I'll agree that #GamerGate probably has moral superiority to a bunch of useless whores whining about shit that they profess to dislike yet still want to dominate and destroy anyways.

However, probably all of the /v/ and /gg/ faggots need to be more admirable and brutal in their tactics. This reasoned and polite dialogue that they are attempting with these degenerates and their histrionic shills is obviously not going to work. They need to start putting jackboots on the ground.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 10th, 2014 07:09 pm (UTC) (link)
You're an asshole.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 13th, 2014 08:25 am (UTC) (link)
Did @OLAASM contact you by email and/or via Twitter at all before he wrote is his 'MC is a fascist' piece? Would appreciate confirmation, cheers
weev From: weev Date: October 16th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC) (link)
No.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 15th, 2014 09:45 pm (UTC) (link)
My God, you are a repellent creature.
weev From: weev Date: October 16th, 2014 01:04 pm (UTC) (link)
Of course, ad hominem attacks are all you progressive liars are capable of when confronted with truth.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 2nd, 2015 10:39 am (UTC) (link)

antisemetism and mysogeny are excellent markers

Wow. You really are a classic sociopath. Congratulations!

ps Don't dox me bro!
weev From: weev Date: March 3rd, 2015 05:36 am (UTC) (link)

RE: antisemetism and mysogeny are excellent markers

"misogeny". seriously? bruh, learn to spell and maybe somebody will take your comments seriously
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