I can't help but believe the Microsoft CEO showed his true colors before the backtrack. I just don't think enough guys care to listen. The "trust the system" comment he made is the worst cause it's the system that's letting women down.
Something big is amiss and the Microsoft CEO's original statement betrays it. I mean, I've been doing this work for over 10 years and I'm crazy good at software engineering. Today, I want out of the field more than ever because of the treatment I've been taught to expect in the workplace. But! Student loans...
Sure, there are a some good advocates for women in a tech workplace. But there are way more than enough of those who prefer to tell us how to feel and prefer to tell us how to "fix" our lives rather than engage with us to see what we're talking about.
And it ain't just Nadella showing his true colors either:
When I was in High School I started a story that was intended to be like Ghostbusters only my characters would be busting aliens instead of ghosts. While that was my intent I didn't end up writing that story because I never plan. What I ended up with was an epic mashup of The X-Files and Babylon 5 about an alien race called the Aklack and what they were doing on Earth.
Well, the Aklack are coming back!
In my mashup there were a few original ideas I've always liked and this year for this National Novel Writing Month I'll be revisiting them and hopefully I'll end up telling a good story this time.
What I'm sharing here is an exploration of the Universe I'll be playing in and discovery of my main character, Regina Sinclair (I've decided to keep the last name despite being one of the many, many B5 echoes in the original story. Gotta have respect for the roots!)
I'm Still Here