I wish I could say Kathy Sierra and I were friends. We’re not. We have had some contact, a few emails shared. She owns one of my T-shirts.
But I wish we were friends.
Because Kathy is one of the nicest, smartest, most intuitive people I am aware of. She makes the world a better place. She makes the world a smarter place. She contributes. And if Kathy is silenced, we’ll all be just a little poorer for it.
Kathy has been threatened, the victim of a misogynist.
It’s amazing the power of words. Kathy uses them to make things better. Others use them to silence people like Kathy and spew venom. Like the rest of the civilized blogosphere, I’m outraged and sickened. Overcome with helplessness because there is nothing I can do.
Well, maybe there’s something. Sometimes it’s important just to stand up and say something is wrong. For the record. Even when it’s so obvious. Because being silent is a tiny morsel of tacit approval, and robs us all of another scrap of decency.
Kathy, a lot of people love you and are on your side. Just for the record.