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bioemerl  ·  818 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit is still in Turmoil

I think it may be a case where the last CEO or manager attempted to "diversify" the company by adding a branch and "restructuring" and now, with a new CEO without that "diversity" goal, and that branch failing there are a lot of "diverse" people leaving.

As well, the article may have been saying that the company is stressful because they are dealing with reddit, and the article claims that reddit as a site is racist/sexist and that the admins trying to prevent it are getting backlash that is making them leave.

And/or that this is a problem generally in tech.

I don't think anyone was claiming, or trying to claim that women or minorities leave at a higher rate due to not being able to deal with stress. And if they are making that claim they are either incorrect, or those people incapable of dealing with stress should just not be working those jobs rather than trying to change them to make their lives easier at the harm of everyone else.




whanhee  ·  818 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    the article claims that reddit as a site is racist/sexist

Well everything is sexist (you have to point it all out), so yeah, that's true.

    I don't think anyone was claiming, or trying to claim that women or minorities leave at a higher rate due to not being able to deal with stress

No, they're just claiming that everything is oppressive to women and minorities. Except those that do succeed, they've internalized the oppression.

bioemerl  ·  818 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Tired talking points from subreddits that breed and repeat those points until those commonly going to them can do nothing but repeat those talking points rather than learning and thinking on their own.

Anita saying "everything is sexist" was a reference to her past self where she constantly acted like that and lost friends, learning to be a more decent person in the meantime. She was not literally saying "everything is sexist" she was saying that is how she felt after taking her first "womens studies" classes.

And they are not claiming everything is oppressive to women and minorities, they are claiming that male dominated areas like tech are, and/or that sites like reddit which DO have a lot of sexism in them have resulted in people leaving reddit.

If you want to talk down these people, if you want to appear inteligent and change minds, stop going to places that recycle these points over and over, or at least suppliment them with some sources from places like /r/gamerghazi. Even if you don't agree with them, you should at least take the time to read and understand their views.

jadedog  ·  818 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    As well, the article may have been saying that the company is stressful because they are dealing with reddit, and the article claims that reddit as a site is racist/sexist and that the admins trying to prevent it are getting backlash that is making them leave.

    And/or that this is a problem generally in tech.

This is all just implied in the article which is why you're not stating it outright. The author doesn't really say if this is happening. The author can't really know if this is happening. The leaving of employess and the way she sees the site are written in close proximity as though they're related, but she can't really show that they're related unless they told her why they left.

She doesn't have enough quotes from enough people who left to show a trend. Since many of them may not have worked directly on the Reddit website, I can't really see a direct correlation between the atmosphere of the website and the atmosphere of the workplace. The one Linkedin resume I saw didn't show any oversight on the Reddit site on it. It was mostly administrative duties related. (I was a little surprised that the author of the article linked to someone's resume. It seemed a bit invasive to me. But since I clicked on it, I read it.)