Ruining politics wasn’t enough for SJWs. Now they try to undermine the tech sector as well. True, calls for more womyn in STEM have been around for many years. Equality of opportunity is out. Equality of outcome, co-called “equity” is in. A recent casualty is a conference that was planned by Github, a US tech company. Github had scheduled a conference and invited speakers on yet another framework for software development. From what I gather, the conference was structured like academic ones, if not in terms of intellectual quality, then at least in methodology: you submit a paper or an abstract, some reviewers, whose identity you don’t know, evaluate your submission, and if a bunch of them thinks your work is up to par, you can come present on stage.
In principle, this is well and good. However, the problem was that all selected submissions were from men. This is not at all implausible, considering that men are overrepresented in STEM. Heck, if I had as many plan B’s as women do, I’d be rather tempted to take them too. Think about it: put yourself through a grueling technical degree that is considered “uncool” by women you’d like to fuck, until they realize that you may one day be able to earn a living. If you were a woman and had the alternative of doing a bit of cardio to stay in shape and ride dicks until you meet Mr. I-make-six-figures-straight-outta-college, you’d probably at least consider it. Of course, it is also true that STEM subjects require higher than average intelligence, and that’s also an area where men are overrepresented. I know, it’s a pesky “hate fact”.
So, what do you do if your tech company is infested by SJWs and you just can’t stomach the fact that your merit-based selection process couldn’t identify a single woman or a member of a minority other than Asian, or someone who identifies as “non-binary”? That’ easy, you just cancel the entire thing. I quote from a post that has since then, of course, been removed from Reddit, but which was saved on the Internet Archive:
Recently [Github] put out a call for speakers for a technical conference about some programming framework that they’ve set up. After the blind review process, the speakers were selected and published. So far, so good. Then one woman notices that all of the speakers are men. She posts about this on Twitter. The conference organisers respond by cancelling the conference, stating that the speaker list “does not reflect the standards to which we hold ourselves.” and that they are “postponing this event until we can deliver a more diverse slate of speakers”. So those speakers who were selected based purely on their merits? Not enough diversity.
I’ve touched upon the issue of the West being in a downward spiral. This is yet another symptom. What do you think will happen if we let identity politics fully take over the gatekeeper role? To a significant degree this is already happening. Many multi-national companies actively seek “diversity hires” for political reasons, meaning that the bar for them is significantly lower than for high-performing whites and Asians. It’s the same with university admissions. I think I mentioned this before, but anyway, I know a guy who used to be involved with admissions to the Computer Science PhD program at one of the planet’s top universities and he sheepishly acknowledged that standards for women are a lot lower. Of course, this came with the usual justifications.
Unlike what the retarded left thinks, however, there are differences in abilities among humans. Just extrapolate a few decades into the future. In the West, we’ll have sub-par women and minorities occupying positions of power, severely undermining our ability to compete on a global scale. Chinese elites surely will have a good laugh while they eat our lunch.