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Discussion on: Sexism, Racism, Toxic Positivity, and TailwindCSS

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Happy Guy • Edited

EDIT: thanks to all the "woke" tech workers who love openness and inclusivity so much, they have marked my comments as "abusive" and now I cannot reply anymore... another victory for democracy, yippee!


Let's review the facts

  1. A well known CSS specialist writes a mean spirited criticism of Tailwind., which includes gems such as "I got a whiff of it and quickly learned the name is appropos: it was as welcome and useful as passed gas"

  2. The author of Tailwind responds with "Thanks for choosing to use your platform to ruin my day"

And in your view 2) is the bullying one and 1) the innocent victim??!? Are you insane?

Ah yes, I get it. 1) is a woman AND not western. So she is automatically a victim and anyone disagreeing with her a bully 🙄
(NOTE: nobody brought her gender and ethnicity up. Only YOU did. People criticised her opinions. Nothing else)

You are just another silicon valley tech worker in your "woke" bubble, totally out of touch with the real world and, it seems, reality. What a load of nonsense

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Nader Dabit

You are wrong. With even the slightest bit of reading you would have seen that the article was written by a man, she simply shared it as did many others.

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Happy Guy

She shared it, and endorsed it.

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Nader Dabit

I 100% support people sharing ideas, even when (no especially when) they conflict with my existing beliefs. Great way to learn something new or possibly even reinforce existing beliefs. Criticizing someone sharing diverse opinions (especially when it comes to tech) is not as good of a look as you think it is.

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Happy Guy

"sharing ideas", which you claim to support 100%, includes also criticising ...

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Jason Lengstorf

a quick fact check:

  1. Sara did not write the article. It was written by someone else.
  2. Sara shared the post.
  3. The author of Tailwind did not go after the author of the article.
  4. The author of Tailwind did lay a guilt trip on Sara for sharing it.
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Edgaras Benediktavicius • Edited

Quick fact check - "the author of Tailwind" also has a name. It's not necessary to create a contrast here to make your point.

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Ceora Ford

This “well-known CSS specialist” didn’t write the article and yet and still she received critism for sharing it while that criticism was not given to the original author. I think you should read this article again because it seems you might missed certain key pieces to Cher’s case here

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Declan Byrd

Firstly, I don't think it is appropriate to be questioning the author's mental state just because they have taken their time to write a great article that you don't agree with.

The issue here was that author of tailwind expected approval and engaged with the well known CSS specialist who simply shared an article (not written by them) with some discussion points.

Could the author of tailwind have chosen to ignore it like many people are told to when they are sent messages they did not ask for? Would the author of tailwind have engaged in the same way if the account that shared the article had hundreds of followers as opposed to hundreds of thousands?

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