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She’s back! The Return of Adria Richards at #CES2014

It’s Thursday January 9th, 2014 and Adria Richards is back! Go check it out, she’s tweeting :)

Early last year, Richards, a developer evangelist at SendGrid, tweeted a photo of some men sitting behind her along with the lewd comments they were making during a presentation at the tech conference PyCon. The incident resulted in an intense media storm and discussion about sexism and mysogyny in the tech industry and resulted in one of the men, and Adria herself, getting fired.

Much has been written about the incident (Richards herself has blogged about it here) and Richards has been the subject of extensive harassment and threats online for almost a year. Harassment and threats that have led her to take down her popular blog, butyoureagirl.com. Earlier this evening, however, Richards, while at tech conference #CES14 announced via her Twitter that her blog was back up and that she was happy to be engaging with folks on Twitter again.

adria tweets

Richards continued to tweet her thanks to the developer community and others for their support and helping her to not letting her experience at PyCon stop her from attending and enjoying #CES14 in Vegas. Richards also continued by expressing her commitment to bringing to light how massive harassment campaigns are executed by hate groups on social networks.

adria on twitter

Deepina Kapila

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with diverse tech experience across Fortune 500 companies, early-stage start-ups, government agencies & non-profits. Dee works at mobile product design studio Funsize, in Austin Texas where she lives with her husband, 2 border collie mixes, & 2 cats.

In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, reading on her Kindle & scuba diving in her hometown (Curaçao - an island in the Caribbean!).

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3 comments

  1. Jerry Wallace Replied

    She’s obviously got mental problems. Classic sociopathic behavior with a big streak of “crybaby”. To claim she was “frightened” by the men’s comments is beyond laughable (!), but nothing surprises me in a world where political correctness is the new fascism.

  2. Hannah perez Replied

    Omfg this lady shouldn’t be allowed to use social media sites if she’s just going to make herself look like an idiot and hurt the TRUE feminist out there, Adria Richards you are a disappointment and embarrassment to feminist who are actually fighting for the real cause.

    • Jerry Wallace Replied

      Couldn’t agree with you more Hannah! Well said.

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