Another month, another example of the programming community being a fairly hostile place towards women. German web developers Bloopark are looking for a new developer – but they’ve put up two adverts:
In case that’s too small to read, here’s the text alone:
Web developer (m)
Need for programming
Web developer (f)
Beautiful und sexy code wanted
It’s worth noting that each of the adverts leads to an application page with identical wording (male, female); the adverts really do differ purely in an ill-advised effort to appeal to women. While it’s not as offputting as the time a Ruby developer appeared to offer the presence of women as a perk in a job ad, it’s still just the latest example of the endemic sexism in the community.