Laura (lozette) wrote in womenintech,
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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:

http://www.womenintechnology.co.uk/content_static/news_detail.asp?id=15016998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Sierra
http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/

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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