A tech-first feminist is not a “skeptic” or a “hater” of tech, but she is “a feminist, and she’s passionate about making a positive impact on the world,” according to the founder of the popular feminist blog Feminist Frequency.
And while many in the tech world view her as a misogynist, she sees her as “a good person who’s not afraid to make mistakes and learn from them.”
“I’ve never been in a situation where I’ve been so worried about my identity as a woman in tech because I’m a woman,” said Feminist Frequency co-founder Jennie Bharaj, in an interview with Mashable.
“I’m a tech journalist, so I think that being a woman is just one part of my identity that I’m comfortable in, and it’s very rare that I have to choose one part over the other.
I think, like, when I first started writing about feminism, I didn’t know if I was going to be able to do that.
And I’m glad that I did, because I feel like that was an incredible journey for me.”
For decades, women have had to navigate a world that has been hostile to them.
The first female CEO of a major technology company, for example, is still fighting for equal pay and workplace protections in 2017.
As a result, some women in tech have taken up arms against the system, leading to some horrific experiences.
Feminist Frequency is a popular site that aims to educate and inspire women to get involved in the fight for equality.
“There’s been a real movement in the last 10 years for women to be empowered and have their voices heard,” Bharaj said.
“It’s been really challenging to come up with a platform to be inclusive and to be accessible to women, especially for women who are not tech savvy, because we’re very, very new to the conversation.”
“It’s not as easy as we thought it was to get a platform that actually has a safe space for women.
And it’s not like we’re not a feminist, it’s just not what the tech community expects,” Bharaja continued.
“And it’s also not what we want to be seen as.
But we are very passionate about doing that.””
So I think for us, there are some things that we’re still trying to figure out.
But we are very passionate about doing that.”
A year ago, Bharaj wrote a post titled “What a Feminist Should Do” about her experience of being fired for voicing support for the Gamergate movement, a movement that has focused on the treatment of women in video games and online harassment.
The post sparked outrage from the gaming community and led Bharaj to resign from her job at BuzzFeed and from the company that owns the site.
While Bharaj was fired from the site, she said she felt a lot of pressure to keep her job as a writer and not allow the harassment to define her.
“We’re a tech site, we’re an online community, we have a very liberal and progressive culture.
And some people think we’re a hate group.
And that’s very unfair,” Bharaji said.”
And I think it’s actually a very dangerous thing that we can have in the future, which is when people start using our platform to make a political statement against people they disagree with,” she added.
The site’s founder and founder editor, Jelani Cobb, agreed. “
The platform was built to be this safe space where people can be their authentic selves.”
The site’s founder and founder editor, Jelani Cobb, agreed.
“In the past, we’ve allowed people to talk about things they don’t want to talk to us about, but in the past I have seen people become very defensive and defensive and really angry, and really dismissive of other people who are trying to speak to them,” he said.
While he has never personally witnessed anything like this, Cobb said he has heard of many cases where the site has been criticized for being a safe haven for harassment.
“There have been cases where women have been fired because they’re feminists, or they’ve been fired for being women of color, or because they’ve supported the movement against police brutality, or for having been critical of the gender pay gap,” he added.
Cobb said he believes the site is now a better place because of the platform’s focus on fostering conversations that empower and inspire people.
“You’re not seeing this as a space that’s safe and you’re seeing it as a place where people are learning about feminism and women and how we can change the world.”
But Bharaj thinks the platform can’t be an all