We Fucked Up

over 7 years ago from Andrew Wilkinson, Publisher of Designer News

  • Ix TechauIx Techau, over 7 years ago

    As a woman I think it's dangerous to use gender as the excuse for not feeling welcome. I feel welcome here, so maybe the problem is your attitude towards DN? What is it that makes you feel unwelcome...the fact that you can't buy a fitted (objectifying) t-shirt for $40 that you probably would never wear anyway?

    3 points
    • Megan VoMegan Vo, over 7 years ago (edited over 7 years ago )

      I don't speak for all women. I'm speaking for myself.

      As I stated previously, it's not the "fitted t-shirt" that is the issue here. I don't even wear that style of shirt (not that it matters).

      It's the comments that are speaking on behalf of women that belittles the issue of sexism that doesn't make me feel welcome. As with many social constructs, it's the little things that build up that start to become engrained in our minds. Things don't become systemically entrenched in our society for no reason.

      Nipping inadvertently sexist situations in the bud only helps in the long run.

      4 points