[Noisebridge-discuss] Oppressive Behavior

Alexandra Glowaski alex.glowaski at gmail.com
Sun Dec 29 19:13:51 UTC 2013

Oh... and using the word in your message doesn't violate the policy! You're
giving an example of someone else's speech as part of a discussion
specifically about it. It's good of you to give a trigger warning though. I
hope that makes sense.

if anybody tried to ban you over that i would punch them *exaggerated air

On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 11:08 AM, Alexandra Glowaski <
alex.glowaski at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> misogynist...)
> 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
> everywhere.
> take it easy,
> merlin.
> 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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