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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hey, Kos, what if it was YOUR daughter?
Posted by Jill | 7:08 AM
Another reason Kos is an ass.

Look, I'm as opposed to "blogger speech codes" as anyone else. But saying that a woman TECH BLOGGER who has received e-mail threats of violence and death is the same as Kos receiving an e-mail wishing death from AIDS to all liberals just shows how little he gets it -- and it's emblematic of how men just don't understand the kind of shit that women bloggers have had to deal with. It isn't just Kathy Sierra, it's Amanda and Melissa and Joan Walsh any number of others. I chalk the fact that I haven't had to deal with it to low readership and being on the shady side of 50 -- both of which may be dubious blessings, but blessings nonetheless.

That Kos has a brand-new baby daughter and he's still adhering to this kind of swaggering macho bullshit, this "If you can't stand the rough stuff, stop playing in the boys' clubhouse" attitude, is deplorable. Let's see what happens when his new daughter is receiving e-mails from boys on MySpace whom she's been ignoring in middle school.


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