Isis Anchalee, a full-stack engineer at OneLogin was asked to be one of four others participating recruiting campaign that was hastily planned and executed in 1 day.
She keeps to herself most of the time and generally prefer when others mind their own business too, but she got pretty blown away at the amount of attention the ad with her has received.
She didn’t ask for any of this attention, and she is rather uncomfortable with all of it.
I’m just a human and I prefer to keep my life simple/reserved, but it blows my mind that my fully-clothed smiling face with unbrushed hair and minimal makeup on a white wall is seemingly more controversial in some communities than this simply because of my gender:
Today still to many women receive the wrong attention at certain jobs and often men think they can make ‘avances’ just like that. the female engineer notices that those who reacted in a manner which is not decent are both socially-accepted, “smart” and “normal” guys.
This illustrates one of the industry’s deep underlying issues. There is a significant lack of empathy and insight towards recognizing that their “playful/harmless” behavior is responsible for making others inappropriately uncomfortable. This industry’s culture fosters an unconscious lack of sensitivity towards those who do not fit a certain mold. I’m sure that every other women and non-male identifying person in this field has a long list of mild to extreme personal offenses that they’ve just had to tolerate. I’m not trying to get anyone in trouble, fired or ruin anyone’s life. I just want to make it clear that we are all humans, and there are certain patterns of behavior that no one should have to tolerate while in a professional environment.
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