On “Codebabes”


The Arbitrary Musings of a Sophomore

I won’t go into a lot of detail here since others have.

The concept is obviously meant to be lighthearted, and considering some of the quiz answers are wrong, it’s likely a joke. If it weren’t so sexist I’d find it funny and cute.

Therein lies the problem: it assumes new coders are straight and male (and possibly gay and female, but I don’t think that’s what the site was going for.) If there was ‘Code Dudes,’ which they do claim to be making, then this whole thing would be fine with me. Immature? Slightly. Able to attract serious coding potential? Probably not. It’d be a lighthearted affair.

It’s not, however. Now it’s just sexist. As a girl interested in tech, it’s more the comments defending the sexism than the sexism itself that is bothersome to me (especially since the creators claim to be making it equal.)

Most people, it…

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