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SubjectRe: Speaking out against Sarah Sharp
On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 03:49:19AM -0600, Francesca V. wrote:
> Sarah Sharp recently posted a tirade about verbal abuse on here and
> her blog - where she dismisses all comments disagreeing with her as
> being from trolls, and deletes them - and takes pride in being
> "accidentally racist", when she's not attention-whoring on the LKML.
>
> I want to say, as a female developer: Sarah Sharp is not
> representative of us. She's not representative of the women at Intel.
> She's not representative of women in technology.
>
> She's a bully. She bullies her husband. She dismisses bullying of her
> coworkers. (Google: 'intel kick me'). And she's trying to bully Linus.
>
> I know he's a big boy. But dare I say, Linus is too nice to tell this
> drama queen to bugger off.
>
> No one was talking to her. Linus' 'Shut the fuck up' was to a
> developer who refused to take responsibility for his code, and blamed
> someone else's code. It was deserved criticism. Then, Linus went and
> explained just that:
>
> "Similarly, you will see fireworks if some long-term maintainer makes
> excuses for breaking user space etc. That will make me go into
> incoherent rages."
>
> Which is exactly what the emails held up as "verbal abuse" show.
>
> Sarah's exclaiming how she won't take any of this abuse, yet no one
> was directing any of it at her. It's sickening she's got nothing
> better to do then stick her nose in and decide to dictate to her
> betters how to behave. Yes I said her betters: We all run Linux. Not
> Sarax.
>
> Sarah justifies pissing in the Linux sandbox because Intel 'pays her'
> to develop kernel drivers. Perhaps her direct manager might rethink
> this decision in light of how she's representing Intel in her "off"
> time.
>
> To Linus: You're a hero to many of us. Don't change. Please. You DO
> NOT need to take time away from doing code to grow a pair of breasts
> and judge people's emotional states:
>
> "It does not matter if your cursing fits have causes. The fact is that
> if you misjudge someone's emotional state for the day, you yelling at
> them is not productive."
>
> As a woman, I couldn't be silent and stand by while Sarah bullied and
> assaulted this list with her profanity and self-indulgent narcissism.
> She's the problem. Not you. Not your style of communication. We
> technical women appreciate being treated equally by our male peers,
> with blunt directness and unambiguous criticism. We are not fragile
> flowers.

I don't know if you're for real but if you are, you just hit the nail on
the head!

I only wish this would've come earlier and put a timely end to this
kindergarten bullshit.

Thanks.

--
Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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