Laura (lozette) wrote in womenintech,

Kathy Sierra

Some of you may have heard of Kathy Sierra, programming author (she co-wrote many of the Head First books) and owner of the blog Creating Passionate Users.

She recently started recieving death threats on her blog, followed by a series of posts on other blogs, showing images of her with nooses etc. As a result she's cancelled many of her speaking engagements, as have many other bloggers in support of her.

More information:

I'm really outraged by this. I realise that cyber-bullying exists and can be very nasty, but this seems to be a whole step further. But then there are issues surrounding free speech on the web... A complicated matter.

Thought the ladies here might like to know about it.
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