You can read Whitney’s words here or get the true flavor of her blog, called Pleasure and Pain, by clicking here. I am posting Whitney’s blog because I want the older generation to be aware of the challenges of the Internet. In no way do I mean to imply that anyone should not state their mind online. I just want people to realize that they may get attacked. You just have to develop a thick skin. Politicans, Hollywood stars, CEOs, and everyone famous knows what I am talking about.
Posted: 06 Feb 2013 06:00 AM PST
Two days ago, a prominent designer named Sarah Parmenter published a post titled Speaking Up, in which she revealed the horrific harassment she has endured as a public woman in technology.
Sarah and I have spoken at the same conferences and share a lot of the same friends, and I have admired her ability to be so well-liked. I considered it her gift. I always assumed she’d never experienced any backlash from being outspoken and influential. I just figured she was better at it than I am.