This article discusses how tech industry job listings can exclude women and minorities:
[Terms such as 'hacker' and 'ninja'] are rooted in brogrammer culture — a term that surfaced in the mid-aughts to signal a certain type of pointedly heterosexual male engineer. It's symbolic of a cliquey, homogenous work environment...
Job descriptions highlighting the need for someone who can dedicate all their time and energy to the position often subtly exclude women and older individuals...
"People from the dominant group — white people — can use [slang] words and it's considered cool," Hutchinson said. "But if somebody actually from that group used those words," they're deemed to "have 'poor communication style.' There is a lot of privilege at play with that language."
A lot to unpack here! How are your company's job listings? Is this something you've considered when hiring or applying?
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