We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The name of the feminist language shall be "VERBOSE". It will use 5 times the number of instructions as regular language. The signal to noise ratio in the language shall be low.
When other languages interact with objects from VERBOSE, all arguments are invalid and system behavior is undefined. Additionally, a week later different undefined behavior occurs.
VERBOSE doesn't solve any problems but it does empathize.
I, for one, perhaps the only one, agree with and encourage her to spend the rest of her life developing this code. Perhaps she can enlist (scratch that) gain the assistance of other feminist coders to bring forth a new programming language. I'm sure this will demonstrate the superiority of her/their new language, and I eagerly await it. Eagerly, because I can't wait forever, given my age.
AOS is so sexist he does not even give us her name! I suspect the commenters are putting her on, those dastards!
It may be satire, though other sites I trust have claimed it’s not. I have heard these ideas for years. Since at least 1988, when I began my first CS degree.
I, for one, believe all women should be instructed in and only in the resulting language whether or not a compiler or interpreter for it is built. We wouldn’t want to damage their holistic, natural minds with poisonous, capitalistic, europhallologocentric languages.
Most of the comments are in support of her ideas and a few are more questioning. It is worth a read if only to gain an appreciation of how word salad reads. Someone really should tell her that her area of study is of no value. But grad students are rewarded for new and creative ways to contemplate one's navel so she'll no doubt be encouraged. I recall a commercial tag line from the some time ago: 'A brain is a terrible thing to waste.' Not any longer is would seem.