Today is March 8th, International Women's Day. An event that was born in New York City in February 1909. In 1917 it was picked up by Soviet Russia and celebrated on March 8, and soon after the rest of the socialist and communist countries followed. The US started celebrating International Women's Day in 1977, about a decade after it was picked up by a feminist movement.
Yes, March 8 is a feminist holiday that was born in the United States.
Yet, on this day I came across a post on twitter:
Now, full disclosure: I have a degree in computer science, however, I also attended a coding boot camp, because, well, I wanted to 💁🏻♀️. So, according to this post I am a "pretend programmer" 🤣, I guess?
When I first read the message, I was dumbfounded and didn't even know how to feel exactly. But then I got it! It seems to me, that the person who posted the message bashing on "women in coding" is threatened by us, women. But, women getting into tech is natural, and there will only be more of us in STEM. Better get used to it!
Anyway, in my experience, people who are confident in their skills and knowledge, regardless of sex, gender, occupation, industry, and do on, won't discriminate. Instead, they'd be happy to help, show around, and create connections.
March is Women's History Month, and the message linked in my post is disrespectful, regardless of the date it was originally posted. Even the last paragraph doesn't help the author. We see you, buddy!
What does the community think about this one? 🤔