re: Are you a Woman learning to code? My Survey aims to capture our shared experiences! VIEW POST

Sloan, the sloth mascot Comment marked as low quality/non-constructive by the community View code of conduct

Sorry, but this is sexism to the max. I started out in my late 30's as well and have the same gut wrenching struggles as anyone else regardless of gender but someone like me, cause I'm a guy, is excluded here? We should all look for diversity and that should encompass everyone. Anything else flies in the face of diversity. We all know if I posted the same thing, but towards a male audience the post would be removed...as it should be.

I don't usually like to rant or produce waves but I just had to say something.


Hi Barry, thanks for your comment.

Yes you are right that I am excluding men from this particular project, but that does not in any way discount or disvalue men's experiences in learning to code. Not at all. As a woman myself, I'm curious about women's experiences, but that is not to say that men's experiences are invalid or not worth researching.

You say you don't care who disagrees with you. Well, this is more of an explanation of where I'm coming from. I appreciate your comment, as it prompts me to examine my motives and biases. Truly, I mean no disrespect regarding the struggles of men who are learning to code.

PS Don't apologize for "making waves" - you're sharing your opinion about what I'm doing. I think that's fine.


I edited my comment and removed the "I don't care who disagrees". It was my emotion at the moment...and before I had my coffee (what was I thinking!). I removed it because it doesn't open dialogue. We should all feel like we can express ourselves.

Thank you for your response.

May I ask why we are being censored though? I see both my comment and Oleksandr's comment are being marked as "low quality/non-constructive" by someone, an admin I assume.

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