Cher has written an excellent, concise, and extremely evenly-handed response to the current Tech Twitter™ nonsense. I wanted to save it (alongside Andy's) to refer to next time this happens (because, unfortunately, there will be a next time) 😤
A response to the initial article that acted as a flashpoint (and some useful ideas around TailwindCSS for my own understanding to evolve a bit):
I do think it's important that we frame our critique and support for technology in a way that makes it clear we understand that while it did or did not work for us, or our team, or our project; we know it's for our case and our reasons are reflective of that specificity.
On the inherent bigotry on show (and that ending is just superbly well written):
Sara has had to earn his respect and admiration, as a non-American woman of color, instead of getting it from default in-group bias, and anything other than the admiration he gives her is felt as betrayal.
A man incited bullying onto a Lebanese woman for sharing a critique of a framework he wrote not for the critique itself, but because she didn't give him the admiration he felt he deserved. That's not respect. That's systemic entitlement.