“I’m not sure why poking fun at the men who attend these events [hackathons] needs to objectify women, but maybe that’s what makes it “fun” for them? The worst part of this is the “others were offended” piece. They still don’t acknowledge that it’s not just that their words are wrong, but their views are damaging to the community. The message effectively says, “We think objectifying women is fun and harmless, but some of you were offended”. It’s an unacceptable position to take, and the great news is that they’ve lost sponsorship because of it.”
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