Woman at tech convention gets man fired due to sexual joke between friends.

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#1 tagyhag
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 http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/20/playhaven-developer-fired-for-making-sexual-jokes-after-sendgrids-developer-evangelist-outs-him-on-twitter/

Two guys sitting nearby this person between presentations were snickering quietly over "dongle" and "forking" jokes at PYCON and the result: Their picture is taken, Adria complains through twitter to get them ejected and uses the exposure on twitter to get them fired from their jobs over "Sexual Harassment". One being married with three kids, who made a groveling apology post on ycombinator

Her side of the story.

One of the guy's response.

Thoughts? Personally, seeing her Twitter, she's a hypocrite, racist, and extreme narcissist who was just looking for anything to offend her. Yes their joke broke the code of conduct of the convention, but so did she by taking their picture and sharing it in the Internet without their permission, and the whole "doing it to save the little girl" was a bunch of bullsh*t. This is just going to make it worse for tech females.

And through it all, she f*cked over these guys, and her company because no matter what they can't fire her now.

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#2 MakeMeaSammitch
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some people need to learn to take a joke.

I really hate people like that, and it goes for both sexes were they take the simplest joke to far.

 

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#3 Ace6301
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I think if someone told me to fire employees over something like that I'd laugh at them until they left.
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#4 MrGeezer
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Yes their joke broke the code of conduct of the conventiontagyhag
Well, nothing else to see here.
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#5 Nibroc420
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Wow what a *****. They weren't talking to her, and their jokes weren't even offensive to a woman... It's not like they were demeaning women with some offensive jokes.
While I did make a big dongle joke about a fictional piece hardware that identified as male, no sexual jokes were made about forking. My friends and I had decided forking someones repo is a new form of flattery (the highest form being implementation) and we were excited about one of the presenters projects; a friend said I would fork that guys repo. The sexual context was applied by Adria, and not us.Article
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Inb4 Drasonak

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#7 GD1551
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Haha what a society we are turning into, this is why feminism will always be looked at as a gigantic joke.

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#9 LostProphetFLCL
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Women's a *****, plain and simple.

People need to ******* get over themselves, seriously. They weren't even talking to her!

Hope her karma catches up with her....

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Haha what a society we are turning into, this is why feminism will always be looked at as a gigantic joke.

GD1551
This. Pathetic men can get fired over private jokes.
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#11 Nibroc420
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[QUOTE="GD1551"]

Haha what a society we are turning into, this is why feminism will always be looked at as a gigantic joke.

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This. Pathetic men can get fired over private jokes.

All it takes is one feminist to overhear and throw a spin on it. With the internet, it wont matter if it's true or not.
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[QUOTE="tagyhag"]Yes their joke broke the code of conduct of the conventionMrGeezer
Well, nothing else to see here.

but so did she by taking their picture and sharing it in the Internet without their permissiontagyhag
Learn to read sir. Also, if you had read the article you would have known the men said she applied the sexual context to the jokes, not them.
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#13 DJ-Lafleur
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The c*nt couldn't even talk to the guys first before ruining a man's life? What a load of BS.

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hope she gets hit by a truck
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#15 Lucky_Krystal
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Sounds like one big, really bad misunderstanding. Sucks that they lost their job though. Even if they did make some slightly inappropriate jokes, that's way too harsh.

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#16 LostProphetFLCL
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Sounds like one big, really bad misunderstanding. Sucks that they lost their job though. Even if they did make some slightly inappropriate jokes, that's way too harsh.

Lucky_Krystal

This isn't a misunderstanding, this is a narcissistic **** getting people fired because apparently the universe revolves around her and she is so amazing that every guy is making lewd jokes about her.

Seriously, I feel this incident is VERY TELLING about the type of person she is, and that type is a pretty ****** one to say the least...

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#17 Lucky_Krystal
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[QUOTE="Lucky_Krystal"]

Sounds like one big, really bad misunderstanding. Sucks that they lost their job though. Even if they did make some slightly inappropriate jokes, that's way too harsh.

LostProphetFLCL

This isn't a misunderstanding, this is a narcissistic **** getting people fired because apparently the universe revolves around her and she is so amazing that every guy is making lewd jokes about her.

Seriously, I feel this incident is VERY TELLING about the type of person she is, and that type is a pretty ****** one to say the least...

I meant, the guys flat out said

While I did make a big dongle joke about a fictional piece hardware that identified as male, no sexual jokes were made about forking. My friends and I had decided forking someones repo is a new form of flattery (the highest form being implementation) and we were excited about one of the presenters projects; a friend said I would fork that guys repo. The sexual context was applied by Adria, and not us.

She misunderstood them. And overreacted it seems.

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#18 Nibroc420
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[QUOTE="LostProphetFLCL"]

[QUOTE="Lucky_Krystal"]

This isn't a misunderstanding, this is a narcissistic **** getting people fired because apparently the universe revolves around her and she is so amazing that every guy is making lewd jokes about her.

Seriously, I feel this incident is VERY TELLING about the type of person she is, and that type is a pretty ****** one to say the least...

Lucky_Krystal

I meant, the guys flat out said

While I did make a big dongle joke about a fictional piece hardware that identified as male, no sexual jokes were made about forking. My friends and I had decided forking someones repo is a new form of flattery (the highest form being implementation) and we were excited about one of the presenters projects; a friend said I would fork that guys repo. The sexual context was applied by Adria, and not us.

She misunderstood them. And overreacted it seems.

It's not even a misunderstanding. She was listening in on a conversation, didn't like their jokes, and decided to use social media to "out" these sexist pigs. Yet another Feminist taking something non-offensive, twisting it to make it offensive, and then attacking the person who said the non-offensive thing.
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LOL

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#21 Nibroc420
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What a ****ing troll
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[QUOTE="Lonelynight"] .Nibroc420
What a ****ing troll

Racist moronic dumba$$ is more like it.
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I really hate little snakes like her. That man should have his job back, and she should be banned from any form of technology.

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#24 trasherhead
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Inappropriate joke, sure. She should have asked them to zip their **** and **** their lives if they continued.

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#25 no-scope-AK47
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The feminist movement has brought us to this point where men can't even make jokes any more. I have no idea how the two idiots making jokes in public did NOT see a woman in front of them. Surely the two morons should known better now look at them. I don't feel sorry for idiots but I don't this fem powah bs either. This beotch seems like she was on a mission just looking for anything she could use for her blog.

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what a b!tch
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#27 dangamit
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What self-righteous c*nt. I hope she gets what she deserves.

 

EDIT: I wonder how many death threats this idiot will recieve. Her pathetic attempt at attention will backfire quickly and violently.

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#28 tenaka2
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She is a b*tch, but the guy is also a moron. 

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#29 dangamit
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She is a b*tch, but the guy is also a moron. 

tenaka2
How is the guy a moron? By making sexual-nerdy jokes at a conference packed with nerds? If she didn't like the jokes she could have either changed her seat or asked them to be quiet. This b*tch is a drama queen and an attention whore. Reading her blog made my blood boil.
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#30 no-scope-AK47
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[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

She is a b*tch, but the guy is also a moron. 

dangamit

How is the guy a moron? By making sexual-nerdy jokes at a conference packed with nerds? If she didn't like the jokes she could have either changed her seat or asked them to be quiet. This b*tch is a drama queen and an attention whore. Reading her blog made my blood boil.

You have to ask how the guys were morons really how old are you that we even have to explain this ??

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[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

She is a b*tch, but the guy is also a moron. 

dangamit

How is the guy a moron? By making sexual-nerdy jokes at a conference packed with nerds? If she didn't like the jokes she could have either changed her seat or asked them to be quiet. This b*tch is a drama queen and an attention whore. Reading her blog made my blood boil.

I work in IT, you never make innuendo jokes around anyone you don't know well and even so only if you are certain they will not be offended. Doing otherwise makes you a moron.

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[QUOTE="dangamit"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

She is a b*tch, but the guy is also a moron. 

no-scope-AK47

How is the guy a moron? By making sexual-nerdy jokes at a conference packed with nerds? If she didn't like the jokes she could have either changed her seat or asked them to be quiet. This b*tch is a drama queen and an attention whore. Reading her blog made my blood boil.

You have to ask how the guys were morons really how old are you that we even have to explain this ??

Old enough to use proper punctuation.
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[QUOTE="no-scope-AK47"]

[QUOTE="dangamit"] How is the guy a moron? By making sexual-nerdy jokes at a conference packed with nerds? If she didn't like the jokes she could have either changed her seat or asked them to be quiet. This b*tch is a drama queen and an attention whore. Reading her blog made my blood boil.dangamit

You have to ask how the guys were morons really how old are you that we even have to explain this ??

Old enough to use proper punctuation.

So your a english nazi now lol so sorry the note 2 does not do grammar. Some how you still seem to understand me and comment.

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#34 dangamit
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[QUOTE="dangamit"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

She is a b*tch, but the guy is also a moron. 

tenaka2

How is the guy a moron? By making sexual-nerdy jokes at a conference packed with nerds? If she didn't like the jokes she could have either changed her seat or asked them to be quiet. This b*tch is a drama queen and an attention whore. Reading her blog made my blood boil.

I work in IT, you never make innuendo jokes around anyone you don't know well and even so only if you are certain they will not be offended. Doing otherwise makes you a moron.

What you said applies to all industries. But it is obvious this man had no intention to offend anyone. You're a moron if you keep making jokes after being respectfully asked to stop, which she never did.
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#35 dangamit
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[QUOTE="dangamit"][QUOTE="no-scope-AK47"]You have to ask how the guys were morons really how old are you that we even have to explain this ??

no-scope-AK47

Old enough to use proper punctuation.

So your a english nazi now lol so sorry the note 2 does not do grammar. Some how you still seem to understand me and comment.

Funny, I'm using the Galaxy S3, which uses the same software as the Note 2, yet somehow I can still use punctuation. And it does 'do grammar'.
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#36 Palantas
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Can I get people banned from GameSpot using this same approach?

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I guess someone has to be white and part of the 1% to be racist.

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[QUOTE="Lonelynight"] .Palantas

I guess someone has to be white and part of the 1% to be racist.

what about those that are black but also in the 1%?
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[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="dangamit"] How is the guy a moron? By making sexual-nerdy jokes at a conference packed with nerds? If she didn't like the jokes she could have either changed her seat or asked them to be quiet. This b*tch is a drama queen and an attention whore. Reading her blog made my blood boil.dangamit

I work in IT, you never make innuendo jokes around anyone you don't know well and even so only if you are certain they will not be offended. Doing otherwise makes you a moron.

What you said applies to all industries. But it is obvious this man had no intention to offend anyone. You're a moron if you keep making jokes after being respectfully asked to stop, which she never did.

I guess we both have different standards regarding people interaction, I tend to think about what I say before I say it. 

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Who cares really.....
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[QUOTE="dangamit"][QUOTE="tenaka2"]

I work in IT, you never make innuendo jokes around anyone you don't know well and even so only if you are certain they will not be offended. Doing otherwise makes you a moron.

tenaka2

What you said applies to all industries. But it is obvious this man had no intention to offend anyone. You're a moron if you keep making jokes after being respectfully asked to stop, which she never did.

I guess we both have different standards regarding people interaction, I tend to think about what I say before I say it. 

Best to be that way. Jokes are fine IF you know the other players. Otherwise....no. And it can and does lead to loss of jobs if you're too stupid to know that.
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[QUOTE="tenaka2"]

[QUOTE="dangamit"] How is the guy a moron? By making sexual-nerdy jokes at a conference packed with nerds? If she didn't like the jokes she could have either changed her seat or asked them to be quiet. This b*tch is a drama queen and an attention whore. Reading her blog made my blood boil.dangamit

I work in IT, you never make innuendo jokes around anyone you don't know well and even so only if you are certain they will not be offended. Doing otherwise makes you a moron.

What you said applies to all industries. But it is obvious this man had no intention to offend anyone. You're a moron if you keep making jokes after being respectfully asked to stop, which she never did.

I hope your just trolling and not this dense. If your waiting for people to tell you to stop, clearly your going to get into problems. SOP is know who your talking to and where. Even if your sure that the person your talking with is cool, as long as others can hear you it might not be cool with them. You might not be old enough to get what I am saying but in the adult world you just can't just open your pie hole indiscriminately. It would have been nice to get a warning but she was not required to do so.

Due to their lack of self control a man lost his job and it was all his fault. Not sure what joke was so important that it could not wait for the proper setting. In the current work culture anything that reflects badly on the company is grounds for termination on or off the job.

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#44 mindstorm
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While I agree that men should be held responsible for things that they say, this woman sounds like she is a bit loony.
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#45 no-scope-AK47
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While I agree that men should be held responsible for things that they say, this woman sounds like she is a bit loony. mindstorm
Your right she seems like she was just looking for things to find fault with. That said these two idiots gave her the ammo to shoot them with. Look how fast this thing went viral. Companies are not playing games any more. Now if your working at some 10 buck an hour job then maybe this would slide.

At work I keep to work related topics and keep my personal life out of it. When I am having drinks with friends even then my guard is still up on some topics. The office is war and your words are intel that can help or hurt you.

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#46 FinalFighters
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So she just eavesdropped in on their conversation, took a picture of them and posted it on the interwebs without their consent and manages to get them fired? Wow, and that nosy b!tch is the victim in all this??

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This is an angry thread for such a boring topic.
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#48 no-scope-AK47
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So she just eavesdropped in on their conversation, took a picture of them and posted it on the interwebs without their consent and manages to get them fired? Wow, and that nosy b!tch is the victim in all this??

FinalFighters

How did she eavesdrop on them in a public place ??

There was also a disclaimer for behavior with a clear code of conduct. Was that also her fault ??

Do I like it no but it is what it is.

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It was a pretty mean spirited thing to do over such a small occurance. Now a father of three is out of a job in an already horrible job market. I don't exactly get where all of this self rightousness is coming from considering she apparently makes the same kind of statements on her own twitter according to that article.

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It was a pretty mean spirited thing to do over such a small occurance. Now a father of three is out of a job in an already horrible job market. I don't exactly get where all of this self rightousness is coming from considering she apparently makes the same kind of statements on her own twitter according to that article.

UnknownSniper65
Well in the workplace it's a bit different than twitter.