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  • Matt's talk was tame compared to this [geekgirlsguide.com] Flash conference incident.
    • The example I referenced, at the conference I organised, was tame relative to Matt's talk too.

      I'm not sure how to read your response. If you're alerting me to what happened this past week at the flashbelt conference; thank you. It's a shame this kind of thing could happen in such close time proximity. I was reading about it earlier today, and have yet to see if Hoss Gifford is going to apologise or if he'll leave his twitter comment as good enough. Fortunately I haven't (yet) seen people suggesting that if Hoss Gifford were to have included some more "female friendly" images it would have been okay (which was one of the focuses of the original post).

      However I initially read your comment as if you were almost saying "Well this guy over here made an even bigger ass of himself and so Matt's talk wasn't so bad." I hope this isn't what you meant, as I feel it would be similar to arguing that it's okay to be very racist so long as there's someone else who's being extremely racist. Surely we accept that being racist (or in this case misogynistic) is a bad thing, no matter whether it's just very or extremely so.

      • It was just an alert. Don't read too much into it.
        • That's what I expected, thanks for the clarification.

          By the way, I agree entirely. Although I did not see it, Hoss' talk is by far the most offensive and juvenile I've heard of (and well beyond what I would like to think I'd stay in a room to watch). I think it'd be difficult to make a more misogynistic-sounding, yet still sort of technical talk; but I won't say that it'd be impossible lest someone take it as a challenge.

          I'm planning to role-play the situation a few times so that should I ever been i