42 comments on “Adria Richards Is A False Sexual Harassment Accuser

  1. I think she’s trying to rip a page from another lovely young lady’s playbook:

    1) Manufacture crisis.
    2) Whip up feminist/mangina/whiteknight indignation.
    3) Monetize by, say, lauching sophomoric Kickstarter campaign.

    4) Profit, tweet photos of designer shoes, get hired for fluff PR job at Megalotechco, Inc.

    Problem: She’s slightly more toxic at this point.

    (But don’t underestimate the usual agile, six sigma, on-the-ball management of Megalotecho: “Distributed denial of what? Is that cloud-based? Does it work with my iPad? … Developer revolt? Whatever. We need to hire her, yesterday. Call HR.”)

  2. Before Sarkeesian there was Rebecca Watson, and before that Amanda Marcotte, and Jessica Valenti and… and… and…
    Taking advantage of mens inclination to “defend the weak” (and anglosphere men seem to have a particularly virulent strain of it) and a lot of white girls have built pretty decent careers on hating men.

    This particular woman seems to have taken it too far, but the next one won’t.

  3. There is speculation that the letter from “Mr. Hank” is fake.

    Let me put it this way – I am not convinced that the letter on Ycombinator is from the actual person who got fired.

    Ugh, I cannot find the link – somebody noticed the name badge of the man smiling in the picture, and it was not the name of the person at Play Haven who was “let go”.

    And of course – my smart-ass mind is going a mile a minute.

    The coolest thing ever – would be for SendGrid to Hire the guy from Play Haven that was fired – as a replacement for Adria Richards.

    Dang – that would be freakin awesome.

    • That would be great. I’d laugh my head off.

      Maybe he wrote that apology just to look good to potential employers and doesn’t really mean it.

  4. Why would anyone hire this jerk? She’s a cancer. Even if she doesn’t file sexual harassment claims against every man who looks at her funny, her response to any kind of adversity seems to be to whine and complain and beg for someone else to solve her problem for her. That’s no way to run a successful business.

    • “Why would anyone hire this jerk?”

      Women-in-tech, rah-rah, we’re-so-diverse, feel-good public relations.

      EA hired Sarksleazian, after all, didn’t they? And what does she do other than complain– boisterously, on youtube– and provoke EA’s own customer base? It makes no sense, but they hired her anyway.

      “That’s no way to run a successful business.”

      I think you’d be surprised by how apparently incompetent many large, profitable, high market cap companies are at this stuff.

      For instance, as CEO of eBay, Meg Whitman presided over one of the most boneheaded acquisitions ever in tech. (Skype, $1.5 billion loss, caused by, in my opinion, complete lack of due diligence on eBay’s part.) She even, reportedly, physically assaulted one of her staff.

      After a hasty “retirement” and a failed stint in state politics, she was invited to run the storied Hewlett-Packard, a post she holds to this day. And she is still a media darling. Amazing, especially after their Fiorina fiasco, but, given how this stuff works, not surprising.

      • I know guys who used to work at HP. They all left due to disaster Fiorina caused. They day Fiorina left HP’s market capitalization went up by 7 BILLION (that’s billion with a b) dollars. The only reason it wasn’t 11 billion dollars was that there was a lot of stock sold that day because the stock price shot up.

        I’m amazed at how many people are stupid at business. Not insulting your customers is so obvious that anyone with a single digit IQ should get it. But companies like EA don’t get it so they are on a trajectory to oblivion.

        • Yep, the acquaintance I had there who managed to survive her tenure claims his building erupted with spontaneous cheering– literally– at the announcement of her departure. (As an aside, where’s the shame? Seriously! If I were in her shoes, I’d have been ready to commit seppuku by paper cut. “PC LOAD LETTER-RUUU!!!” lol)

          The new HP legacy, from the Hurd ouster to Whitman, is equally sad.

          About EA, I agree with you in principle. That’s the way it should be. However, even in tech, once a company seals up a durable competitive advantage (Madden, etc.) and access to capital, it can be a long, long ride down. Just look at Microsoft.

        • However, even in tech, once a company seals up a durable competitive advantage (Madden, etc.) and access to capital, it can be a long, long ride down. Just look at Microsoft.
          I can’t install Windows on an Android machines …
          but Android can be run on Windows machines.

          Microsoft sets standards … that Linux doesn’t want to abide by, hence only one-way compatibility.

        • @ P Ray

          This comment makes no sense to me.

          Due to mandatory bootloader signing required by Microsoft for “Windows Certification” of ARM devices, end users aren’t even given the choice of running alternative operating systems on “certified” Windows RTS-targeted hardware. (Unless they wish to waste their time painstakingly, and probably fruitlessly, “jailbreaking” their own devices. Ridiculous.)

          http://www.softwarefreedom.org/blog/2012/jan/12/microsoft-confirms-UEFI-fears-locks-down-ARM/

          This has little to do with any aversion to “standards” linux/android developers may or may not have. In my estimation, this is, instead, a strategy used by Microsoft to stifle competition in the name of security.

          (Manufactures of Android-compatible devices often lock-down their firmware, too, but they are not, afaik, incentivized by Google or other dev-side parties to do so. Some have actually signaled commitment to NOT locking their bootloaders in order to stimulate developer interest.)

  5. ybm says:
    April 5, 2013 at 10:12 am
    “Taking advantage of mens inclination to “defend the weak” (and anglosphere men seem to have a particularly virulent strain of it) and a lot of white girls have built pretty decent careers on hating men.
    This particular woman seems to have taken it too far, but the next one won’t.”

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=616&q=%22Adria+Richards%22&oq=%22Adria+Richards%22&gs_l=img.3..0i24l6.1281.7359.0.7563.4.4.0.0.0.0.141.501.0j4.4.0…0.0…1ac.1.8.img.IWdbGAoBJ-Q

    Not white, and neither are probably the vast majority of those neurotypical alpha-pig “anglosphere men” who want to “PumP ‘N dUmP” that hideous beast.

    “With all of the recent white vagina worshiper BS on this blog”–Blackpill

    The majority of misandry in America is directed against white males, not supported by us. Without the Holy Trinity of gay, minority & women, the misandrist/reverse-racist/heterophobic feminazi regime collapses.

  6. imo, I can’t blame him for apologizing. most men aren’t looking for a chance to fall on their sword for a noble cause, they just want to live a life of peace and civility. he might think that showing grace under pressure will help him get his life back in order. I hope it works out for him in that respect, but someday we are either going to be in the midst of a full scale gender war, or feminism will eat itself and we will be left to pick up the pieces and get on with our civilization.

    what I have to wonder is what his wife has been saying or doing all this time. think she was supportive of her husband? it would be a nice change of pace to find out that she was… not that it’s likely.

    • “imo, I can’t blame him for apologizing. most men aren’t looking for a chance to fall on their sword for a noble cause, they just want to live a life of peace and civility”

      Nothing wrong with that.

      “someday we are either going to be in the midst of a full scale gender war”

      Not.

      “feminism will eat itself and we will be left to pick up the pieces and get on with our civilization.”

      This; because they’re too stupid, much like their alpha-pig counterparts(the true manginas).

    • most men aren’t looking for a chance to fall on their sword for a noble cause

      Instead of falling on his sword for a noble cause, he fell on his sword for an evil cause (assuming that comment really was him). That’s no improvement. Plus, he admitted guilt when he wasn’t guilty. Maybe he thought that would help but in the end he shot himself in the foot because anyone his “apology” will get him nowhere.

      what I have to wonder is what his wife has been saying or doing all this time. think she was supportive of her husband?

      That’s a good question. I bet a divorce is likely, but we will probably never know.

      • he definitely should not have ever admitted to it, but I guess he grew up being told that honesty was it’s own reward and shit like that, and thought he was making the correct moral choice. so many men still just aren’t aware of how bad things are for them. raising awareness is still critical, while things continue to get worse for men.

        • not to say that he was even being honest, since indeed he really did not do a single thing he was accused of. my point is, he should have just denied it or kept quiet. women are going to lie about whatever they want without remorse, and the threat of government violence will back them every time.

          the ultimate goal of raising awareness among men should be to get them out of the game completely.

        • That’s the problem. He thinks most people are reasonable so if he explains himself enough they’ll “understand” his situation. Since he’s dealing with women/feminism in this case he is dangerously wrong and doesn’t realize it.

  7. The Black Pill says:
    February 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm
    “It’s a problem, but it has a built in solution. Just wait 10 or 20 years when the current crop of boys who been oppressed by feminism their entire lives grow up and become extremely angry. It will be easy to harness them into an anti-feminist army. They will probably do it themselves without any direction whatsoever. Of course, once they’re done with the feminists, they probably will go after social conservatives or ortho conservatives or whatever they call themselves this week because to them social conservatives will look like collaborators with feminism.”

    TRANSLATION: Yeah it’s a problem, those pesky “conservative” Aspie non-alphas with their introverted, non-pig mannerisms(soooooooo chivalrous & white-knighting, y’know), but just wait 10 or 20 years, maan, when the current crop of alpha-pig spawn that have been “oppressed” by out-of-touch, introverted, Generation X Aspies like Autistic & Proud their “entire lives”[yeah right] refuse to grow up & take any responsibility, which will make them extremely angry, which will make them “lash out” against people better than them(like me), and it will be easy for Aspies like myself to then sit back and go “lol, what a bunch of fucking stupid little dumbasses” while those neurotypicals continue to lack any direction whatsoever. Of course once they get done throwing crumpled-up paper cups full of “tobaccuh” spit & cigarette(or marijuana) butts near Aspies’ beautifully-maintained & green front yards, they’ll probably “go after” more Aspies & do the same because they are dumbass, neanderthal, neurotypical, shithead, inbred, meth-head alpha-pigs just like their dads, maan, like tooooooowtally dude…….[inhale alpha-bong sign]

  8. Ben says:
    January 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm
    “I think a lot of people are jealous of talent and intelligence, but want to keep their own sense of special, so they call people “nerds” and “savants” to keep them under their thumb”

    Or “omegas”.

  9. “[air guitar sounds]
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    I got a new blog
    One that won’t make me sick
    Thinkin’ ’bout all the alpha tards
    Speakin’ for me, I think they’re twits

    I got a new BLOG
    Where I won’t scratch my HEAD
    Wonderin’ why some MRAs are DUMB
    Man it makes me want to stay in BED

    One that won’t make me nervous
    Wonderin’ if I “fit in”
    ‘Cause my blog is mine
    And neurotypicals just can’t win
    You KNOW they can’t win…..

    [air guitar]
    *Det det det det det*
    *Daghrrr det det det det det det*
    I got a new blog
    Where I won’t have a fit
    One that don’t cost me at all
    Ain’t WordPress the shit

    I got a new BLOG
    One that won’t go AWAY
    One that won’t keep me up all NIGHT
    Wonderin’ why alpha-pigs are GAY

    One that won’t make me nervous
    Wonderin’ if I “fit in”
    ‘Cause my blog is mine
    And neurotypicals just can’t win
    You KNOW they jus’ can’t win…..

    [long guitar break]

    I got a new blog
    Lets me say all my views
    Keyboard lawyers think I’m square
    Tellin’ the truth now I jus’ don’t care

    I got a new BLOG
    Not tryin’ to “save the WORLD”
    So just take your self-important ASS
    ‘Way from my blog ’cause you just eat TURD

    One that won’t make me nervous
    Wonderin’ if I “fit in”
    ‘Cause my blog is mine
    And neurotypicals just can’t win
    You KNOW they CAN’T win
    ‘Cause they’re lame-yeah-yeah…..

    [air guitar & fade]”

    That’s a parody of this(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6uEMOeDZsA) for all the Internet-alpha neurotypicals that hadn’t figured it out. I figure closeted gamers & PUAs like cheesy ’80s tunes.

    • Even if the letter is GENUINE.

      By signing it, you are adding to the amount of public opinion against Adria Richards and against firing men for NOT sexually harassing people.

      I strongly believe that there is no way that man will get his job back – even if that petition reaches 10,000,000 signatures.

      However; the more signatures on it, the more of a “demonstration” of how much public opinion is AGAINST firing men for reasons like this.

      Hence, his alleged apology is irrelevant – whether it is genuine or not.

      • In a similar vein to this Richards bullshit is the recent suicides of two pretty white girls. I’ve been doing the rounds throughout the so-called FEM-MRAs including a number of writers on the major MRA blog hub (you know which one I mean).

        Its been an eye opening experience to say the least, and it makes me glad I have disengaged from the online MRA. The amount of misandry spewed against these alleged rapist underage boys by women who pretend to be conscious of men’s issues has been illuminating.

        It looks like Rob Fedders was right all along, women can NEVER be MRAs.

        • ybm, you’ll like this:

          http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15491274

          J Pers Soc Psychol. 2004 Oct;87(4):494-509.

          Gender differences in automatic in-group bias: why do women like women more than men like men?
          Rudman LA, Goodwin SA.

          Department of Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA. rudman@rci.rutgers.edu

          Four experiments confirmed that women’s automatic in-group bias is remarkably stronger than men’s and investigated explanations for this sex difference, derived from potential sources of implicit attitudes (L. A. Rudman, 2004). In Experiment 1, only women (not men) showed cognitive balance among in-group bias, identity, and self-esteem (A. G. Greenwald et al., 2002), revealing that men lack a mechanism that bolsters automatic own group preference. Experiments 2 and 3 found pro-female bias to the extent that participants automatically favored their mothers over their fathers or associated male gender with violence, suggesting that maternal bonding and male intimidation influence gender attitudes. Experiment 4 showed that for sexually experienced men, the more positive their attitude was toward sex, the more they implicitly favored women. In concert, the findings help to explain sex differences in automatic in-group bias and underscore the uniqueness of gender for intergroup relations theorists.

          Evidence of a “remarkably strong” in-group preference in women with no counterpart in men. Explains a lot, really.

          Apart from the righteous efforts of the (vanishingly) few Erin Pizzeys out there, women’s involvement in MR is– mostly– a distracting sideshow of attention-seeking behavior. i.e. “Angry guyz are hawt and their impassioned engagement with me is a blunted, sanitized proxy for the sexual attention I just can’t seem to attract in real life! … Yay! Go M(H)R! Let’s post on [major blog hub]!” The rest, from what I’ve seen, amounts to cynical humanities career-building. Publish (to youtube) or perish.

          Expecting women to actually care about men’s rights is naive. Exploiting their attention-whoring for mainstream legitimacy, on the other hand, is an interesting but ultimately doomed gambit.

          (Unless you want to reboot feminism, of course. Interesting discussion here: http://www.antifeministtech.info/2013/04/tom-matlack-discovers-that-he-can-never-be-mangina-enough-for-feminists/ )

        • Its a great find. I believe I first saw it on a private blog. Probably our own AlekNovys.

        • Ha. Might have seen it there first. Who knows? I used to read Alek’s stuff before he took his blog private.

          Rob can be a moody old codger, but I’ve found he’s almost always on point. (I haven’t read his Philosophy of MGTOW yet, so take that for what it’s worth.) Over the years, he has painstakingly mirrored some excellent old forum posts on his personal site. It’s linked to all over the place, but can be easy to overlook:

          http://no-maam.blogspot.com/2004/01/book-of-bonecrker.html

          As ardent admirers of the “manosphere” (lol), I think you guys would actually appreciate some of Rob’s archived stuff on seduction. Mostly common sense– improved social cue awareness for lovelorn punters,– no fluff or ponzi schemes. Refreshing.

          By the way, does it bother anyone else that the highest quality (for what it’s worth) discourse on men’s issues occurs on a site run by an arch-white knight religionist? It seems a lot of guys aren’t willing to take “manosphere” koolaid, but still need some sort of outlet. Any port in a storm, I guess.

        • Rob Fedders is deeply involved with the so called manosphere especially the conspiracy theorist portion. Just because he peddles his own variant of dating advice doesn’t make him different.

        • Ran across a D’Angelo reference in one of the Bonecrckr posts on Rob’s site. Amazing; the shit’s everywhere.

          “When talking to women, there are three things that should be coming out of your mouth. Inane small talk about something unimportant that you are both observing. Open ended questions about her. And various techniques for fostering attraction (for example, David D’Angelo has an excellent series on this). If one of these three things isn’t coming out of your mouth, you are probably explaining something or arguing. Although it’s satisfying to be heard by someone, it is fostering a negative image with her and every other woman observing you with her. You are driving the pussy off with a stick. Sad, but true.”

          http://no-maam.blogspot.com/2004/04/bonecrcker-97-1-mistake-most-men-make.html

          Incidentally, blackpill, this is exemplary work:

          https://omegavirginrevolt.wordpress.com/the-syndicate-the-internet-marketing-scam-organization-behind-game/

          Well done.

        • Yeah. As much as I like and respect Rob for archiving some important writings so they aren’t lost over time, he is fully immersed in the “marxist conspiracy” subculture that has developed on the internet.

    • “Cultural Marxism” is the term applied to those who are critical of traditional institutions such as capitalism, nationalism, ethnocentrism, etc. The manosphere takes a reductionist stand on these critics by assigning them some sort of mystical powers paid for by the “elites” for the purposes of some sort of world dictatorship.

      Essentially its the Alex Jones worldview that all the post-modern assholes of the world (Radical Atheists, Radical Feminists, Radical *insert*) are all connected and funded by elites for evil purposes instead of just assholes who don’t believe in anything.

      Many, if not most, MGTOW have blinders on about their desire for civilization collapse and “going Galt”, since they themselves are so critical of current culture, but don’t have any REAL desire to replace it with pre-modernist values. They only want to replace one form of modernism (marxist critical theory they would call it) with a darwinian biological determinism with some Kantian Idealism tossed in.

      Somehow I doubt the rest of the anti-marxists want to bend their knees before the Holy Father again. The first european modernist was Martin Luther after all.

      the old stereotype is that aging sluts want to return to 1985, conservatives want to return to 1955, Traditionalists want to return to 1929.

      Well I would argue that the manosphere’s traditionalists want to return to 1855.

    • Cultural Marxism is a theory developed by the “Frankfurt School” of marxism where the marxists in that sect of marxism were trying to figure out why people don’t want a socialist revolution. They concluded that the problem was not economic but cultural in nature so culture had to be changed to foment a socialist revolution.

      It’s questionable if the Frankfurt School had much in the way of any real influence on anything, but conspiracy theorists think that they did. Cultural Marxism and the Frankfurt School are staples of conspiracy theory where they are supposedly being used by Communists/the Rockefellers/[insert conspiracy theorist boogeyman here] to create some sort of world dictatorship. It’s used by conspiracy theorists to attack anyone they don’t like. I have even seen conspiracy theorists try to use their conspiracy theories on cultural marxism to attack people like the CEO of Palantir Technologies whose only “connection” to the Frankfurt School was that he studied at a university in Frankfurt, Germany.

  10. How delightful is it that her company was compelled by public relations to fire her ass? And did anyone notice her job description? She’s a ‘technology evangelist’ attending a conference where ultra-nerds have gathered discuss an ultra-nerdy topic. Yet she holds no degree in computer science, has no training even in basic programming languages, and very clearly has no interest in the presenters at the conference. Richards had a game-plan going into the conference: attention-whore, and if the nerds aren’t giving me the attention I deserve (how dare they?!), take a smelly dump on all of them. Gentlemen, I give Ms. Adria Richards: an abject disgrace in the eyes of anyone who holds basic moral standards, and a hilariously enjoyable look into the deepest tunnels of human stupidity.

    • And a typical, ultra-entitlement-minded, white nerd-hating, modern minority(mulatto-to-black in her case) female to boot, in light of all the blame-whitey scapegoating rhetoric that’s oh so popular among some esteemed(by Blackpill) posters here.

      Simply put(again): Without the minority and the queer, the modern, ultra-liberal, American Democrap Party feminazi regime falls flat on it’s face. It’s probably happening anyway. Obama is imploding; Hiltery Brainclot probably can’t run in ’16(as much as the media wants her to).

      It’s over, hippies. Time to go to the old folks’ home where you belong….

    • Yet she holds no degree in computer science, has no training even in basic programming languages, and very clearly has no interest in the presenters at the conference.
      A lot of women computer company managers IN ASIA, promoted internally from programmer positions, are EXACTLY like this.
      I’m speaking from experience.
      Belief that Asian women are MORE trustworthy, is just an expedient fantasy.
      If they have the opportunity to get ahead on lies, sympathy and chivalry, you can bet they’ll take it.

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