F***ing priceless hypocrisy
Summary:The Microsoft crowd speaks about “micro” and “soft” penis
AT Microsoft, sexism examples are a dime a dozen [1, 2, 3, 4]. The company was repeatedly accused by Microsoft’s own staff of sexism and a culture of misogynists (concealed, as in many other large companies, by a culture of secrecy and a layer of PR people).
“Microsoft says developers are a one-night stand, so why should anyone help them?”Recently, Microsoft pushed “boobs” into Linux [1, 2, 3] (much to the detriment of Linux) and later “apologised” (it did not even fire the staff who was responsible for this). We are seeing this “apology” strategy again and this time it’s a “penis” scandal. To quote: “It then continues “I got the skills to impress, I’m a computer genius. The words “Micro” and “Soft” don’t apply to my penis”. The closed caption screens at this point also show the words “(or vagina)”.
“Perhaps the typists working the closed captions included the “(or vagina)” as an attempt at inclusiveness. Unfortunately it conjures up a worrying alternative .”
Since Microsoft likes to accuse FOSS of being sexist we must keep track of examples that show Microsoft’s sheer hypocrisy. Don’t let the FUD be. It’s not about daemonising Microsoft but about defending FUD from the Microsoft FUD about “sexism” of “chauvinism” in FOSS. This is reactionary because the FUD usually flows in one direction: against FOSS. This way Microsoft can discourage more than half the population from participating in FOSS. Microsoft says developers are a one-night stand, so why should anyone help them? █