Why you shouldn’t trust people who support sexual predators

[CW: mention of child sexual abuse] Should you trust people who support sexual predators? My answer is no. Here's why: Anyone who is ethically flexible enough to justify knowingly supporting a sexual predator is ethically flexible enough to justify harming the people who trust and support them. This week's news provides a useful case study. … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t trust people who support sexual predators

Yesterday’s joke protest sign just became today’s reality

Tomorrow I'm going to a protest against the forcible separation of immigrant children from their families. When I started thinking about what sign to make, I remembered my sign for the first Women's March protest, the day after Trump took office in January 2017. It said: "Trump hates kids and puppies... for real!!!" While I expected … Continue reading Yesterday’s joke protest sign just became today’s reality

Cross-post: Alcohol and Inclusivity: Planning Tech Events with Non-Alcoholic Options

This article is by Kara Sowles, republished with permission. It originally appeared on Model View Culture in 2014. In the tech industry, alcohol is currency. It’s used to grow event attendance, to bribe participants, to reward employees and community members. Informal interviews are conducted in bars, to see if potential employees are likable in a social … Continue reading Cross-post: Alcohol and Inclusivity: Planning Tech Events with Non-Alcoholic Options