I dropped my subscription to Linux Journal a couple of years ago because I got tired of their stubborn refusal to admit women into their gearhead club. Sure, you’ll find the very occasional women author, but not many. What I did see a lot of was pages of ads that insulted women in every stereotyped way- brainless ornamental boy toys. God forbid we should ever be portrayed as IT professionals and actual humans.
Fast-forward a year or two, and what happens? Does LJ wise up? Why, no! Not at all! Instead they take a huge step backwards and run a full-page ad that insults both women and men:
Way to go, Linux Journal! When can we expect your sincere, very public apology? When are you going to wise up?
Linux Journal contacts page: http://www.linuxjournal.com/xstatic/staff/index
Part 2 “Dear Linux Journal: News Flash- Women Are People”
I changed the title from “Idiot-Boy’s Club” because it was unfair and mean.