[Noisebridge-discuss] Oppressive Behavior

Alexandra Glowaski alex.glowaski at gmail.com
Sun Dec 29 19:08:59 UTC 2013

I won't comment on this particular incident, but:
• Building stuff / not building stuff has nothing to do with whether or not
one is being a dick.
• Being a part of one minority community doesn't give one a free pass
regarding other communities - or even one's own. (There are plenty of women
I consider grossly sexist, plenty of gay people who are considered racist
or homophobic, plenty of racial-minority people who are homophobic and/or

These dialogues help us become more wonderful, though...

Stopped in yesterday and everybody was cozied up in front of the big
projector, watching a live broadcast from 30c3. It's marvelous to have such
a close connection with this event half a world away, attended by children
of Consenso. Similarly, our dialogues are triggering others, and the
ongoing discussion itself helps us create a better environment for hackers

take it easy,

On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Johny Radio <johnyradio at gmail.com> wrote:

>  A lesbian female hacker by the name of Sara came to hack at Noisebridge.
> She cut some bookshelves for her tiny new abode, and built a platform for
> her bed.
> This lesbian female hacker is also a fledgling comedienne. Part of her
> cultural background (like mine) is rap music and lyrics. She's been know to
> sling some street lingo, including the "N" word.
> (warning, the following sentence may violate Noisebridge's harrassment
> policy; if anyone bans me from noisebridge as a result, i shall respect
> that)
> According to herself, Sara used the "n" word at Noisebridge, as part of
> her white lesbian does black lingo persona. Prolly something along the
> lines of "Whatup, my nigga?"
> Sara was forced out of Noisebridge by Pigeon for using "oppressive
> language", after a lot of accusational shouting.
> Is it an act of oppression, when a lesbian female hacker (builds stuff) is
> driven out of Noisebridge, with hostility, by a white male non-hacker
> (doesn't build anything) for "using oppressive language"?
> Or does it just prove how wonderful Noisebridge has become?
> Johny Radio
> Communication is healthier than accusation
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