We are better than this. We must be better than this.
Let’s put our resources into changing the brogrammer culture. Let’s make our profession not only safe for women, but also inviting and friendly. That means ditching the inappropriate language, curbing the stupid jokes, stopping the subtle put-downs of the women in your organization, and having a zero-tolerance rule for anyone who creates a hostile work environment for anyone, regardless of gender, race, national origin or anything.
Brogrammers. Just say no.
For more on this nasty trend, see:
• The Rise of the Brogrammer, by SD Times’ Victoria Reitano
• Oh Hai Sexism, by Charles Arthur
• In tech, some bemoan the rise of the ‘brogrammer’ culture, by Doug Gross
• In war for talent, ‘brogrammers’ will be losers, by Gina Trapani
Alan Zeichick is editorial director of SD Times. Read his blog at ztrek.blogspot.com.