Need women in tech willing to mentor .

In this case it may be as simple as reaching out to someone to encourage them . Or you can help out by doing a article or blog on either how you got into tech , or the area of tech you are most interested in . Can be focused towards encouraging girls and young women , or be totally gender neutral.

We need strong role models to tell their stories.
I want to point out more of the positive stuff in the community.

I am collecting positive influence stories right now for the red-feather  blog .

We have plenty of stories from people bitching about the current state of cry baby unrest, that has gotten to a sad point of being far more detrimental to the original goal of bringing more women and people usually seen as outsiders into infosec.

I have far too many references and examples of stupid things done in the name of ” equality”.

But what I do not have enough of are examples of things that went right !!! So right now I am looking for more lead by example posts to help !! Please help me balance out the negativity ! Because I think right now , we can do more Good with positive stories since we as a country are so over-saturated with negative crap.

Stories I’m looking for are , personal experiences, ways you or someone you know have helped lift someone in the community up, this sight is slanted towards stories that involve women but any minority group having a good experiences is appreciated or honestly even just singling out someone who did right. I do not want to ignore our brothers who are role models either!!

So if you as a women have been mentored by someone tell us, I firmly believe that equality it best exemplified by showing it in action.

Things that went Right at cons.

Derbycon… Derbycon is usually awesome.

this is really just a placeholder.

But Derbycon is really awesome.

In  all seriousness I want everyone to leave comments about GOOD instances they have experienced at Cons.

Where people stepped up and helped you. I personally have several and can call out people that have been awesome to me .

But I want YOUR good stories.

Because we get too many people focusing on the negative, I want the happy stories  too!

Even the simple ones . The little stuff can be  incredibly important.

 

The Real Women of Tech.

These people don’t endorse us. We like them and believe that examples of awesomeness need to be highlighted for their merit . Because they have given Back to society.

  • Women who lead by example
  • Don’t base their persona solely  on the fact that they  have lady bits
  • Chooses to avoid “identity politics”.

 

Haks4Pancakes : Leslie

Accomplishments. : Speaker, Blogger, Awesome

 

Georgia Weidman   

Accomplishments. : Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur   

 

Tottenkoph:   Megan

Accomplishments. : Speaker ,  hacker, hiker,  security consultant for Rapid7’s Global Services team and working on a Master’s in Organizational Psych. Pretty nifty papers so far too. BTW.

 

more to be added .

 

 

 

 

LambdaConf’s FCOP

Instance when Social Justice Policy has  effected a con:

  • September 2016: in response to SJW CoCLambdaConf’s makes their own COC called FCOP.

Attempt to rationally examine instance:

Suggestions on how the situation could have been better handled :

For Your Consideration

Greg Lukianoff: Feds to Students: You Can’t Say That

The Justice and Education departments issue a dangerous new speech code for colleges.

So in a nutshell,  the Fed has now taken away any definition of sexual harassment except for the broadest definition that sadly  is

 “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature”—will now satisfy federal statutory requirements. This explicitly includes “verbal conduct,” otherwise known as speech.

in doing so they have also put a strange hold on the right to have a conversation, ANY conversation where a person feels Offended.

“The letter rejects the requirement, established by legal precedent and previous Education Department guidance, that sexual harassment must be “objectively offensive.” By eliminating this “reasonable person” standard—which the Education Department has required since at least 2003, and which protects the accused against unreasonable or insincere allegations—the right not to be offended has been enshrined in a federal mandate.”.

Actions and mandates like this do not eliminate  harassment , They embrace and encourage harassment of a whole new type. By using the laws as a tool to Bully we do nothing more then create a weak sissified society . Everyone needs to put on there big girl panties,  grow a spine and stop acting entitled to preferential treatment.

Call To Action: Tech Women Unite

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how a some technology events are not friendly for women. The Order of the Red Feather is here to represent those whose best days of the year are those where all of their favorite humans gather in one place, sharing ideas and spending some quality real-life time together.

If you are a woman in technology, who would like to express your thoughts about the current movement to curb free speech at technical conventions through the false front of “sexual innuendo” or “triggering content”, please feel free to contact us for an account.  If you have already registered, please let us know your current account name, so that we can upgrade you to a contributor.