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THREAD. Balanced teams vs. "diversity".

Some people are confused about whether, at @Atlassian, we've shifted our focus from creating intersectional justice and equitabe opportunities for everyone, with a spotlight on those who are underrepresented in tech.

That's easy: NOPE.
We're moving away from *language* that is outdated and a *barrier* to the progress we want to see. Our 2018 State of Diversity report (atlassian.com/diversity/surv…) showed us two problems with the word "diversity" (on top of other issues holding back #diversity & #belonging in tech).
1. People overwhelmingly associated the word with underrepresented or minority groups.
2. The minorities people associated with "diversity" with were gender and racial minorities.

Let's unpack why this is problemmatic af, A LESSON.
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LIVE on #Periscope: Leading Like a Woman pscp.tv/w/boh5DzFXTEVS…
What are your experiences of gender-based comments as children? #WomenEd #MTPTproject
How often do we reject our femininity & isolate ourselves from other women/ girls because of toxic comments about 'being girly'? #MTPTproject #WomenEd
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"Celebrating #diversity just take a lot of space. Even with a tome this immense, diversity awareness means that there isn't room in all 1277 pages to mention…the Wright brothers."

vdare.com/articles/that-…
"Nation of Nations' section entitled "The Naval War in the Pacific," which covers the turning point years of 1942 and 1943, gets all of two pro forma paragraphs."
"In contrast, eight paragraphs are devoted to the internment of Japanese, seven to women and the war, and five to "Minorities on the Job."

Hilariously, the naval war gets the same amount of text as the 1943 Zoot Suit riot in East LA!"
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Hi guys, some of you need to dissent/ decline wrt the #manels youve been put on, at the @skochgroup event
- @SkochSameer pls check.
- Guys on manels include @nitin_gadkari @ManishTewari @ashwani_mahajan @iam_anandv @prasanna_s @prasanto @nixxin @AnupamSaraph @pavanduggal + others
2. Does this reflect lack of #merit or prevalence of #sexism that @skochgroup has found only 4 women of worth, out of 46 speakers?

- The 4 women: @ShamikaRavi @rachnakhaira @navikakumar, Yamini Aiyar

- How are the 42 men feeling?
cc @SkochSameer @SreenivasanJain @ManishTewari
3. Today began with @skochgroup declaring that only 4 women were found #meritorious, to speak on tech.
But 42 men were worthy.
They celebrated this #inequality, with a full page ad in Indian Express.
#WomenInTech
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A friend recently asked me why I'm so adamant that a #callforpapers must have a #diversity #inclusion section. Wouldn't a blind, merit-based selection process lead to better content? They were convinced by my answer, which I share here. Thread:
#webdev #tech #drupal #drupaleurope
Consider three sessions covering the same broad subject area. Speaker A's proposal is short and only covers the basics. Speaker B's proposal contains spelling and grammatical errors and unconventional English. Speaker C's proposal is well-written, comprehensive, and in-depth. 1/
Speaker A is a woman who has #impostorsyndrome and is harassed by anonymous men on Twitter who belittle her decade-long expertise. She writes a short and basic proposal because she is no longer confident in her skill. Speaker C is a man whose expertise is seldom questioned. 2/
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@ndrew_lawrence Oh, please—allow me.

@TuckerCarlson, diversity starts in nature. Science has proven that lack of diversity results in deformation and failure to evolve. An Olympic-sized gene pool is unquestionably better for life than a tiny, muddy puddle.

But let's move beyond science.
@ndrew_lawrence @TuckerCarlson Diversity in the workforce drives success. Why do "think-tanks" exist? Simple—to bring disparate ideas to the table, examine their merits, and promote goals which stand the best chance of being successful. People who think differently stir imagination and creativity.
@ndrew_lawrence @TuckerCarlson Want proof of that? Look at the open-source community, which has brought amazing (and often free) software to consumers. Everything from Mozilla Firefox to Wikipedia to Linux—all from open-source, and benefitting from programmers worldwide working together for a better product.
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This is a thread on the repealed #Ontario health & education curriculum. Let’s start with the most important point. IT IS NOT SEX ED. The curriculum is HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION. @fordnation uses hot button terms like #SexEd to fire up religious extremists
Before you make any comments regarding the content of the curriculum...read it: …consentcultureorg.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/health…
Since so many critics of the updated curriculum are aghast at the disgusting content to be taught to our innocent lil munchkins starting at the tender age of 5, this thread focuses only on gr 1-3
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Catching up on #TheBoldType & this conversation about "diversity hires" is important.
So first of all, they bungled this a little by basing this situation on a scenario that does not EVER exist.

Affirmative Action is not a tie-breaker.
That's based on a long-held misinformation campaign dating back to the 80s.
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Georgia was #Democratic until 2002 when #Diebold touchscreen voting machines were installed. Did everyone miraculously turn #Republican? Or did Democracy boldly die in #gapol with #DieBold #NoAccountability? medium.com/@jennycohn1/ge…
#ConnectingTheDots Facts of Georgia's voting since 2002 and #Diebold are mindblowing to me. Now the person running for #GaGovernor is overseeing the election. We need #PaperBallotsInGa @karenhunter @MadisonSiriusXM @amjoyshow @EricHolder @TomPerez @GAWINList
I am the #Democratic nominee for GA State Senate District 9 Gwinnett Co., the most diverse county in SE USA. I am proud that #diversity and #inclusion is now on the ballot for the district! Donate to my campaign and help me #FlipGaBlue cherylemoses.com #gapol
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A NATIONALIST/IDENTITARIAN MANIFESTO FOR A NEW WORLD ORDER

The existing world order is inherently unjust, inhumane & unsustainable, but everyone who is anyone in society, with any wealth, power or influence has a massive personal self-interest in preserving the status quo . .
. . . pretty much as it is. In fact, in a democracy like the UK, we ALL do, because the system is based patronage, with the government of our mercenary "patron state" striving to satisfy the demands of its countless clients, individual & corporate, & very unequal.
Consumer capitalism is premised on the misconceived idea that if everyone pursues their own self-interests this will ultimately serve the interest of society at large. It's a rationalisation of the status quo by society's wealthy & academic elites whom it serves very well.
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Wer das Thema Künstliche Intelligenz #KI und #MachineLearnning im Unterricht behandeln möchte, findet in diesem Thread ein paar Beispiele, interaktive Spiele und Experimente 🤓🤖👇
#digitaleBildung #schule #twitterlehrerzimmer #unterricht
Künstliche Intelligenz wird zum Beispiel bei der automatischen #Bilderkennung eingesetzte. Auf thing-translator.appspot.com kann man Gegenstände in die Kamera halten, ein Foto machen und die #KI interpretiert die Bilddaten 📸 🤓
Auch unter cloud.google.com/vision/ können Bilder hochgeladen werden - hier werden sogar noch mehr Informationen angezeigt und einzelne Objekte und Gesichter in den Bildern erkannt (Bildanalyse von Google) 👇🤖 #KI
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Do @realStuartReges’s opinions affect his teaching? See 2:20-3:30 of this lecture to of hundreds of students. The “news, or whatever” that he’s reacting to is @susanthesquark ’s Uber blog post published 3 days prior. uw.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/… 1/8
Imagine you’re a woman in this class. You expect toxic behavior to be denounced. Instead, your instructor disdainfully sighs that this behavior has revived “the big push these days” to get more #diversity in tech. You wonder whether he is glad you're here. 2/8
Imagine you’re a man in this class. You believe the stories of the #womenintech around you. You think @womentechmakers is neat. You’d like to help. Your instructor just showed you that he disagrees. You decide it’s safer to stay quiet. 3/8
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Trump is about to deliver a speech in Fargo, North Dakota. Follow me for a video thread.
Every shade of white is well represented in Fargo
Trump now has his crowds trained to boo the media without him even mentioning them
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The state has always rewarded those who transfer their loyalty from own people (tribe/village/ethnic group/race) to the state, & punished those who don't. State contempt for white identity is therefor nothing new. @epkaufm @GoodwinMJ @DAaronovitch @David_Goodhart @RubinReport
Our original tribes are long gone, so that now substitute tribes compete for our attachment & loyalty: 1st & foremost the state, which asserts the strongest claim, but there's also religion, gangs, companies, football clubs, commercial brands, etc.
Our tribal nature plays such an important role in shaping society & its power structures, it can be no coincidence that we are taught subliminally to trivialise, ridicule or demonise it, leaving the state free to manipulate & exploit it for its own purposes.
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It’s so funny and ironic how #liberals call #RadicalFeminism#WhiteFeminism”, yet, I’ve come across so much actual #racism directed at me and other #GenderCritical black women from self-righteous #trans activists/allies and libfems. 🙄
I’ve gotten more racism from that crowd in the past two weeks than I’ve gotten from any #RadicalFeminists in two months. Or any amount of time. Liberals routinely erase the radical #WomenOfColor from history who either called themselves #radfems or influenced radical feminism so
that they can call radical feminism “white”, misappropriate #Intersectionality from #BlackFeminism to try and justify including males in #feminism, argue that “transwomen are women the same way Black women are women”, (racist and dehumanizing comparison of black women to males),
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Tips to #conferences offering #diversity tickets (THREAD)

1) Make it clear on your ticketing page that you offer diversity tickets.

2) Be specific about what you are offering e.g. is travel and accommodation incuded?

3) Be clear on how you decide on allocation of tickets.
4) Set expectations on when the applicant can expect a response and in what form.

5) Add your event to diversitytickets.org
6.1) Give applicants a reply ASAP - if it's a NO they may still want to buy a paid ticket during the early bird pricing window

6.2) Give applicants a reply ASAP - if it's a YES they will also need to book travel and accommodation - making them wait exposes them to higher costs
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How gender identity politics is endangering #WomensRights masquerading under the guise of “progressivism”- or in other words, as I said to this @notokyriarchy fatherfucker, an #MRA’s dream come true
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I shouldn’t have to explain the realities of sex-based oppression in 2018! #Female is a biological sex. #Gender is the roles and norms that are imposed on those with female bodies to subjugate them to males for free sexual, domestic, and reproductive labor.
No matter how many genders a given culture had or recognized, somehow, the half of the group with a cock and balls (males) knew which other half of the group to forcibly impregnate (“#NonMen”, according to some). 🤔🤔🤔
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You have heard about our #AI Code and #global summit, but take a look at some of our other recommendations in the #LordsAIreport #justkeepreading: ow.ly/DnC930jyxZT
We had a lot to say about #data and #AI, and who should have access to it.
We also thought carefully about #diversity and #representation in #artificialintelligence and how we should address #bias and #prejudice
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