Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian calls out ‘fellow geeks’ for ostracizing, sexist behavior

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian calls out ‘fellow geeks’ for ostracizing, sexist behavior

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has taken to his blog to call out “fellow geeks” — from tech industry employees to Reddit denizens — for the crude responses, death threats, and DDOS attacks that occurred after Adria Richards tweeted a picture of several men who made childish, sexual jokes behind her while at a programming convention. “It could have been an opportunity for a lot of important progress,” Ohanian told The Verge . “I was so upset by the discourse.” Ohanian evangelizes the value of free speech on the internet, but notes that it’s something that must be used responsibly.

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Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian calls out ‘fellow geeks’ for ostracizing, sexist behavior

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