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Media, Leftists Furious That Men Identifying as ‘Non-Binary’ Crashed a Woke Women’s Tech Conference

Media, Leftists Furious That Men Identifying as ‘Non-Binary’ Crashed a Woke Women’s Tech Conference

“Yesterday it became clear that there are a far greater number of cisgender men than we anticipated. Simply put, some of you lied about your gender when you registered.”

Back in July, a women’s tech organization that promotes “intersectional gender equity in technology” announced they were getting ready to open up registration for the annual Grace Hopper Celebration conference, which they scheduled for the end of September.

In their announcement, the group stressed their devotion to wokeness by noting that the event would be open to “women and non-binary technologists”:, the leading global nonprofit organization committed to promoting diversity, inclusivity, equality, and belonging in the technology ecosystem, is thrilled to announce that registration for the highly anticipated Grace Hopper Celebration 2023 (GHC 23) will open on July 18. The Celebration, recognized as the world’s largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists, will start with GHC 23 Open Source Day (OSD) on September 22, held online for all GHC 23 attendees. GHC 23 will be held in-person in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center and offered virtually from September 26-29, 2023.

“The Way Forward,”—the theme for GHC 23—acts as a powerful rallying cry for the industry to improve the state of intersectional gender equity in tech and to create a future that is more inclusive and equitable. This message signifies the collective efforts and determination of attendees to drive progress, inspire innovation, and shape the direction of technology while also encapsulating the urgency and importance of driving positive change in the tech sector.

The conference did indeed kick off on September 26th, but it didn’t take long for the women in attendance to notice that there were an awful lot of men in the building who were standing in the long lines alongside the women to speak to recruiters:

Needless to say, the women weren’t happy:

Avni Barman, one of the attendees and influencers at the conference, also sounded off on the Twitter machine:

Shocking to see how many men showed up to a women in tech career conference claiming “non-binary” on their GHC registration status, shoving, bullying and bribing the women there

Yet I still get comments all the time “I thought we solved the women in tech issue a long time ago”

Sad to see how low people are willing to go in a tough job market What do you think we should do?

The “invasion” of men at the GHC 2023 was such a hot topic of conversation that’s Chief Impact Officer, Cullen White, addressed the audience about the issue:

Organizers for the conference addressed the unfolding situation multiple times throughout the four day event. “Yesterday it became clear that there are a far greater number of cisgender men than we anticipated. Simply put, some of you lied about your gender when you registered,” Cullen White, Chief Impact Officer at, said in a plenary at the conference. “We need male allies. We need men who want to celebrate women, who want to work with and for women. And so we welcome men in this space, but to learn and support and improve,” he said, adding that men have been taking academic tickets and spots in recruiter lines. “So let me be perfectly clear: Stop. Right now, stop.”

Watch: advisory president Bo Young Lee also expressed frustration over men allegedly identifying as non-binary in order to attend the conference and allegedly take opportunities from women:

Bo Young Lee, AnitaB’s advisory president, posted a video on LinkedIn on Friday in response to the criticism. She said the event had always felt like “a safe and loving and embracing” place in the past.

“This year, I must admit, I didn’t feel this way,” she said. “And I know that many of you felt the same. Many of you are feeling unsafe, physically, and psychologically, and you’re feeling unheard.”


“We tried to create a safe space, and this week we saw the outside world creep in,” she said. “This makes me angry, and it makes me sad, but mostly it makes me want to fight.”


In reality, the “outside world” did not in fact “creep in.” This was the very type of world these people have worked to create with their emphasis on acceptance of men who identify as women or non-binary into women’s spaces, like in bathrooms, dressing rooms, locker rooms,  and women’s sports leagues:

Needless to say,, GHC, and the tech magazines that rushed to their defense were widely mocked:

‘Nuff said.

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What a bunch of bigots at this conference. Accept the trannys, you Nazis!

The only thing that matters is self identification. That’s the only acceptable definition for what a woman is, I am told.

    fscarn in reply to NotCoach. | October 5, 2023 at 11:42 am

    “Simply put, some of you lied about your gender when you registered.”

    Lie? Did you say lie? That implies that there’s a single standard from which you say I deviated. How dare you say I lied. Who are you to say lie when my truth is not the same as your truth, you bigot!

    diver64 in reply to NotCoach. | October 5, 2023 at 5:14 pm

    This is the world you wanted now reap the whirlwind and don’t you dare question those brave person’s gender.

If men are allowed to compete with women for jobs, women will never get any.

As an actual woman who competed for years in a “man’s” profession where women are now treated as full equals, the mere existence of a “Woman’s Tech Conference” at all is an affront. There is absolutely no difference between men and women and the use of tech as a professional tool. Or much of any other scenario for that matter. I was directed to the “Wives Luncheon” for years, waving my hand at poor little conference workers saying “Nope, I belong in there with my peers, thanks.” You become to be accepted as a peer with men by acting like a peer. Good grief.

Being woke is SUPPOSED to indicate that gender is meaningless. The women complaining about the men are all frauds, whether they realize it or not,

    venril in reply to ChrisPeters. | October 5, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    Rule #4

    CommoChief in reply to ChrisPeters. | October 5, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Agreed. Every female attendee and every event organizer who created this event needs to decide what their priorities are. If it is creating and maintaining exclusive sex based events then do that. Just make it Cis gendered Female only. That would upset the extremists among the alphabet people as well as align with the viewpoint the ‘evil GoP voters’ on this issue. So what are the priorities of these folks? Either be exclusive to biological women and keep all the shenanigans at bay but be labeled as trans phobic bigots OR make it open season, come as you are where attendees can be whatever floats their boat based on their temporary self declared category. Pick one.

    henrybowman in reply to ChrisPeters. | October 5, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    “Being woke is SUPPOSED to indicate that gender is meaningless.”
    Then if you’re woke, you shouldn’t even think of organizing a “Women’s Conference.”

nordic prince | October 5, 2023 at 11:33 am

Bravo! We need more of this type of thing.

Make the wokesters squeal like stuck pigs when the rest of us start throwing their wokeism right back in their faces.

Hey girls, men have figured it out! They can get into your meetings, locker rooms, bathrooms and sports teams. You knew they would.

This is how it’s done. Make these Marxists play by their own rules.




Is Avni Barman aa biologist? If not, then she has no idea of a person’s gender. I believe this is a well established fact.

Excellent. Make the enemy live up to his own (preposterous) set of rules.

Could it be that ordinary straight, often white, men are so tired of being treated like they don’t belong, that they decided to pretend to be whatever they needed to, to get jobs?

Could it be that after decades of abuse, they decided that they might as well play by the abuser’s rules, and if someone didn’t like it, too bad?

Could it be that the people who decided to welcome pretend women didn’t think through the implications of that stance?

Nope. It’s just evil men crashing the party. That’s the only explanation.

AF_Chief_Master_Sgt | October 5, 2023 at 12:24 pm

Help me understand.

How do they tell the difference between a man and a woman if they aren’t biologists?

After all, the concept of gender fluidity and non-binary identity doesn’t necessarily except those who identify as women, even while waking up in the morning to scratch their balls.

If I refuse to accept that a man with a penis isn’t a woman, I am some kind of bigot. If these women refuse to accept that the multitude of attendees identifying as nonbinary with a penis, why aren’t they considered bigots?

What should be concerning is the number of attendees who seek to take jobs from Americans, and erect barriers to entry once there.

“The Celebration, recognized as the world’s largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists…”

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    MajorWood in reply to LB1901. | October 5, 2023 at 1:16 pm

    This is going to be one of those times where people react and make statements for the moment which will come back and haunt them for the rest of their short careers.

    Now the fun part begins. What “unconstitutional” measures will they try to put in place in order to maintain their segregated conference. Because employment is involved, they have already lost, and were I a guy in the tech field I would be filing my lawsuit today in order to be first in line. What is amazing is that they got away with it after the first time.

    Also a bit ashamed that I didn’t get into popcorn futures a few years ago. It has almost become a staple in my diet.

      Milhouse in reply to MajorWood. | October 6, 2023 at 2:41 am

      I don’t think it’s correct that “because employment is involved” they’re covered by the anti-discrimination laws. They’re not employing anyone. (Of course they do employ a small number of people, and in that they can’t discriminate against men, but we’re not talking about those jobs.) People who come to the convention in order to find jobs are not their employees, so they’re allowed to discriminate. Unless you call it a public accommodation, but I don’t think that applies here.

      Lucifer Morningstar in reply to MajorWood. | October 6, 2023 at 9:53 am

      The Celebration, recognized as the world’s largest gathering of women and non-binary technologists, will start with . . .

      Perhaps they should simply eliminate the “and non-binary technologists” from the description and make it a women only conference. That would solve the problem and I think it would avoid any constitutional problems.

      But of course then all those “non-binary technologists” would have a fit over being excluded from the conference.

      Darned if you do, Darned if you don’t. Either way the conference organizers are going to piss of some group.

Their own rules REQUIRE that they unconditionally accept ANY man claiming to be a woman, because they have no objective standard for determining who is a ‘real’ transgender and who isn’t.

Thus the meltdown.

Of course they didn’t have a meltdown when sex offenders exploited their stupid rules to get access to the locker rooms and bathrooms of young girls.

No, they’re ONLY having a meltdown because some Karens might not get some cushy tech jobs.

The obnoxious and hypocritical “woke,” feminist Dumb-o-crat harridans and scolds want to to have it both ways — carve out special treatment and women-exclusive events for themselves, while simultaneously slavishly promoting the intrinsically and obnoxiously misogynistic “trans” agenda and lauding its practitioners and cheerleaders.

Problem is, “trans” ideology stipulates that a man who simply declares himself to be a woman is to be taken at face value. What these termagants don’t want to concede is that the entire male tranny phenomenon is a brazen affront to actual women and a subversion of their aims and achievements.

rules for radicals is a two edge sword
it cuts both ways … glad to see it being
used by our side as well ….

as stated above .. play stupid games win stupid prizes …

The “truth of their mission” is active discrimination against straight white christian conservative men. They try to sell it as everything else, but that is the truth. What has them most upset is that they were forced to deal with reality on a level playing field when their entire conference was designed to make it sloped in their favor. Just like the anti-racists, their concept of “equal employment opportunities” means that men can’t apply. If they wonder why more women aren’t present in the tech fields, perhaps they might want to start with that particular failure at application of logic.

I’ll add that it’s fun watching these internecine conflicts and fissures in the Dumb-o-crats’ tent get exposed.

The Dumbs have striven mightily and (up until recently) been quite successful of making ideological bedfellows of sundry groups with diametrically opposed interests and values — to wit, homosexuals and devout Muslims, and, women/feminists and male trannies.

Now — somewhat tardily — we’re seeing that these groups can no longer play in the sandbox, together. Their respective agendas are simply at odds with each other.

    MajorWood in reply to guyjones. | October 5, 2023 at 1:22 pm

    The only thing that keeps these factions together is their hatred of straight whitey men. They pushed it too far when they included the trannies, because that was the opening we needed to exploit their tolerance of all (except us). I don’t think there will be a non-binary box next year. And thus the real in-fighting begins.

I am shocked! I’m shocked to find out that gaming the system is going on!, (Apologies to Captain Renault)

Hahahahahahahahahahaha! Suck it, feminazis! You get what you deserve.

thalesofmiletus | October 5, 2023 at 1:40 pm

They were OK with making a mockery of sports since that mostly affects “red America”, but once their spaces are invaded, it’s a different story.

And that’s how you expose and refute leftist orthodoxy – not by sitting around waiting for Congress to pass a law.

“Cullen White, Chief Impact Officer at,”

Curious how he identifies, and how the women react to hve a white male in the role of “chief.” I hate it when it is only the 5th and already I’ve exceeded my irony quota for the month.

    AF_Chief_Master_Sgt in reply to MajorWood. | October 5, 2023 at 2:29 pm

    I love irony in the morning, with a healthy sprinkle of schadenfreude.

    Better than cinnamon toast and jam!

Antifundamentalist | October 5, 2023 at 3:32 pm

If simply writing “non-binary” on a piece of paper opens doors that were arbitrarily closed to you, why wouldn’t you write “non-binary” on their stupid piece of paper?

Seriously, what other outcome did they expect?

“It’s supposed to be a safe place for wimmin only!”

Flip the circumstances around honey. If it was called a “Men’s Job Fair” you’d need an umbrella to protect you from all the lawsuits females would have dropped. What’s good for the gander is good for the goose.

And don’t tell us you didn’t know that:

Women’s club The Wing quietly dropped its practice of banning men after a man filed a $12 million gender discrimination lawsuit

The best woman for a job is apparently a man. Sorry, girls. You failed to stand up and say something about this woke nonsense and now you can live in that world.

George_Kaplan | October 6, 2023 at 12:24 am

Is it just me or are the invading males largely non-White?

I’m just trying to imagine how Admiral Grace Hopper would have reacted to this story, and to the idea that her name “graces” such a stupid event.

What I want to know is how do they know that so many of the allegedly non-binary attendees are actually cis men? Not, as most commenters have asked, how they can say it without breaking their own rules, but seriously, how did they decide this? How do they know all these people are not genuinely non-binary? Unless the non-binary world is so small that they all know each other, or so small that they know there couldn’t possibly be as many as showed up.

What if they held a job fair for everyone (since it appears more employees are needed) and they hired those deemed the best qualified and the most likely to help the companies succeed. Nah, that would never work.

Where did this take place? India, lol.