The women's nights that we are attempting to foster at the Hack Factory had taken some notes on the white board in the front office. Someone decided that it would be funny to deface their meeting notes and ideas. This is so uncool, and only would be done by a 7 year old. However we don't allow members under 18. So that must mean that one of our really uncool ADULT members did this.
If I or anyone on the board or another member is witness to this type of harassment, it will be grounds for membership termination, and your privileges will be revoked on-site without review. No exceptions. Do not harass, make fun of, or belittle another group, members or potential members, ever! Got it? I am so pissed right now that someone would feel the need to put something so shitty on the board.
If we want to drive away potential female members before they even show up, you would have done a great job. And if the female community does go away, I will too. We need diversity to survive, collaborate, create, invent, problem solve, and just get to the next level.
If you want to play grab ass, go elsewhere, as I don't want that nor do the other members. What is a joke to one, could be a huge reason for someone else to reject our shop, or put out a bad rap as being misogynistic, rejecting jerks. And I know that our members are so much better then that. Don't let one asshole ruin it for all of us.
Please think before you act, this is a shared space among all the members.
TC Maker / Hack Factory President and Board member.