This Twitter thread made me cry. Seriously, it’s one of the things chasing me out of tech.
See, one of the things that attracted me to tech in the first place was that it was okay there that I wasn’t femme. That I didn’t wear makeup, or dresses, or even know what cute was. I was a freak everywhere but tech.
And now? Men in tech don’t talk to me because I’m old, fat, plain, and remind them of their mothers. Women in tech don’t talk to me because I’m clueless when it comes to all that girly stuff — I don’t have cute clothes, or cute accessories, or cute anything.