No, this was not appropriate. While the men were making her uncomfortable and she had every right to ask them (directly or via PyCon staff) to stop, their actions didn't rise to such a level to justify publicly exposing them.
That said, it's important to remember two things:
- She didn't fire them or "get them fired." They made the decision to act a certai...
"You only got that job because you're a girl."
I've heard comments along these lines from many people, especially friends. They figure I would agree because I don't seem like "one of those angry feminist types."
Keep in mind that, when I got my software engineering job at Google, I also had offers from Amazon, Microsoft, and a host of other companies. I... (more)
Women are 87.3% more likely to prefer languages like Ruby and Perl, because they remind us of shiny objects. All women love shiny objects.
Smalltalk is another favorite language. Women love to gossip.
Languages like C++ and C# are scary though, because you've put, like, math in the language name. Eww. Gross.... (more)