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September 16 2014

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00:14
Hacker meritocracy, like all “meritocracies,” reinscribes systems of oppression by victim-blaming those who aren’t allowed to succeed within it, or gain the skills it values. Hacker meritocracy casts non-technical skills as irrelevant, and punishes those who lack technical skills. Having “technical merit” becomes a requirement to defend oneself online.
The Fantasy and Abuse of the Manipulable User, by Betsy Haibel | Model View Culture
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