The last week or so has been filled with drama. I will not recount it all, partially because I didn't follow it closely, partially because there are better sources. Here's some of what I've read:
- My Statement, by Shanley Kane
- What it was like to co-found Model View Culture with Shanley Kane
- An Apology and Eight Other Things
- The Trouble with Heroes
There's more, I'm sure, but that's a good enough overview. Keeping in mind Leigh Alexander's advice, I'm here mostly to amplify other voices, and to say that I still support MVC as a publication.
I'll be keeping an eye out for more feminist publications in tech -- If the fallout from this is that more venues exist, it could end up being a net positive. I encourage everyone to consider supporting publications like this. Small amounts, large amounts, whatever is within your comfort zone.
I especially encourage you to think about these things if you're a white or asian male in the tech industry: Seeing your industry reflected back at you through the mirror of outsiders can be very painful, but it's absolutely worth while.