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Mary is a Sydneysider, a mother, a feminist activist for women in tech, and an erstwhile computer scientist. She co-founded a women-in-tech non-profit, the Ada Initiative, where she presently works. Mary also writes for Geek Feminism, and, when there's no other suitable venue, for her own blog

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  1. dylan agh
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    How many do you need to go Bingo, ’cause i got two and reckon i can bank on another one when my wife sees it.

    always nice to know what the Usonians think is important about Oz

  2. tigtog
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  3. tigtog
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    My comment above was posted before I saw dylan agh’s, and is meant to refer to the bingo card, not the heggen-aiston exchange. Which to me looks like it was totally scripted and not especially well delivered.

  4. dylan agh
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    sorry if it was out of line.

  5. tigtog
    tigtog at |

    No, that’s not what I meant at all! Posting it was fine, absolutely fine.

    To me, analysing that particular sexist joke needs to take into account the probability of it being a scripted exchange that she didn’t write herself, rather than being something she came up with on her own.

    Being read off the auto-cue rather than a spontaneous dig doesn’t make it right either, but it does make some of the speculation on HuffPo about her motivations look pretty bizarre to me.

  6. Rebekka
    Rebekka at |

    I can’t believe there’s no square for humourless feminazi!

  7. Jason
    Jason at |

    …the management acknowledges that it is not only men who tell sexist jokes.

    Not enough for anyone who’s going to run afoul of this card, I’d wager…

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