DRS was kind enough to dig up the links….
Just as an FYI, this is evidently PlayHaven’s take on the termination of one of the employees involved in the PyCon joke incident. Quote:
PlayHaven CEO Andy Wang wrote that the company is dedicated to gender equality and honorable behavior, and he hints that the employee was fired for multiple reasons:
PlayHaven had an employee who was identified as making inappropriate comments at PyCon, and as a company that is dedicated to gender equality and values honorable behavior, we conducted a thorough investigation. The result of this investigation led to the unfortunate outcome of having to let this employee go. We value and protect the privacy of our employees, both past and present, and we will not comment on all the factors that contributed to our parting ways.
That’s basically what the company representative who I talked to this morning said as well, adding that there are multiple considerations that factor into decisions like this.
Also adding to the grossness. Evidently people are making threats and anonymous harassment calls to Jesse Noller, the organizer of PyCon:
— jessenoller (@jessenoller) March 20, 2013
Look, we can disagree whether or not Adria Richards overreacted or not (I don’t think she did, but again, we can debate this, civilly), but it’s quite clear that there’s a substantial and vocal minority of “people” (using this term loosely, I assume these sociopaths are still genetically homo sapiens-sapiens) who feel the need to turn this into a righteous crusade to fight for the poor white oppressed male who is smothered by the PC police and feminazis.
H/T for the most part to John Scalzi’s Whatever Blog’s commentators and our own DRS for the links.
Edit: A previous version of this post contained a statement which, when taken in the context of our site wasn’t appropriate as a post point. I’ll return to it at some other time with a more nuanced take.