[hackerspaces] Improve hackerspace diversity - Donate to Ada Initiative

Liz Henry lizhenry at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 21:44:49 CEST 2014

Come on, Walter!

Men's Rights Activists: A lot of dudes who straight up stalk and harass
women and threaten violence and are super horrible.
Ada Initiative:  A small non profit run by two people who once pissed off
Violet Blue. How can you compare these things?

If you could see Double Union you might change your mind. It's lovely!  We
have a lot of fun.  I think that we help promote other Bay Area
hackerspaces well. Our membership is happy. Does your hackerspace have 150
women members?  Mine does!

- Liz

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 11:47 AM, Walter van Holst <walter at revspace.nl>

> On 2014-09-23 19:56, Al Billings wrote:
>> Has the Ada Initiative addressed its previous behavior towards sex
>> positive speakers like Violet Blue? Until they do, I know lots of
>> people that aren’t going to give them any money…
> Precisely. The Ada Initiative has been sufficiently toxic that it is
> roughly as useful to the conversation as Mens' Rights Activists are.
> Regards,
>  Walter
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Liz Henry
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evaluate; without peers, nearly impossible to speak." -- Joanna Russ
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