[hackerspaces] Safe Space Policies?

Madelynn Martiniere mmartiniere at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 06:23:20 CET 2014

Al responded perfectly. If there's no stories to tell, there's no article.

If the semantics are truly bothersome to those who would like to share
their stories, I'm happy to change the wording of the question, though it
won't change the results as I'm asking for qualitative data.

On 26 Jan 2014, at 09:17 pm, Al Billings <albill at openbuddha.com> wrote:

Yes, please, a man should tell her how she’s doing it wrong.

She’s collecting stories. If there are no stories to tell, as some of you
claim, she’ll get nothing. “Skewing” isn’t the issue here since she isn’t
asking “how often does this happen” but, instead, “Tell me about something
if it happened to you.”


From: Red Davies Red Davies <noiddicle at gmail.com>
Reply: Hackerspaces General Discussion List discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
Date: January 26, 2014 at 9:15:48 PM
To: Hackerspaces General Discussion List discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
Subject:  Re: [hackerspaces] Safe Space Policies?

I feel I need to point something out.  Your invitation to that form says "If
any women in hackerspaces have stories of sexism they'd like to share with
me for an article".

One of your questions in your form is: "Have you had any experiences of
sexism, misogyny, harassment, or assault in a hackerspace?"

Given your invitation I would suggest that you've already skewed your

Al Billings

Discuss mailing list
Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.hackerspaces.org/pipermail/discuss/attachments/20140126/ba745b9d/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the Discuss mailing list