Posted Jun 15, 2012 7:02 UTC (Fri) by vaurora (guest, #38407)
Parent article: On mocking
An interesting thought experiment: Assuming mocking is a functional part of the open source software development process, how would many people react if it were a woman doing the mocking? Would that attract a different response than if men are doing the mocking? Does this make women more or less likely than otherwise identical men to be influential leaders in this space? What does that mean for our theory of meritocracy?