Youtuber, popularly known as TechLead Patrick Shyu called out for sexist comments. Netizens react to his tweet, which sounded demeaning and disrespectful towards women.
In one of his tweets, TechLead Patrick Shyu compared tech and coding to motherhood, and claimed that women who choose this career are “fools”. He also stated that “no one wants to see a pregnant woman on the battlefield,” which added to the existing outdated stereotype of how a woman’s entire identity and purpose lies in the one act of birth-giving. This series of tweets has earned Shyu major backlash not only from women, but everyone believing that these stereotypes are outdated and sexist. The tweets have also earned Patrick Shyu the labels of being entitled and derogatory towards women.
TechLead Patrick Shyu Called Out For Sexist Comments: All The Details
TechLead Patrick Shyu has also made a video titled- “Why Women Should Not Code (ft. ex-Google software engineer)” which received many negative comments, as netizens called him out for his outdated analogy and thought process. Netizens reacted with various tweets, one user wrote- ‘If you are struggling with coding so much why don’t you leave it to us women, we seem to be doing just fine.’ The series of tweets by Shyu seem appalling and it received well-deserved backlash.
One of the tweets in the thread read- “Women shouldn’t code… perhaps be influencers/creators instead. It’s their natural strength. Coding is a brutal 24/7 job, mutually exclusive with motherhood – after 9-months of maternity leave, they come back obsolete & outdated. Elon Musk even says the birth rate is falling “too much” and No one asked for women programmers. We asked for women influencers and instead got “independent women” in pants suits. Independence does not exist if you want a family. A woman should prioritize being a good mother and wife, not a coding machine. “Mother/Wife” is a great job. ”
Patrick Shyu holds a degree in Bachelor of Science, EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences) with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley. He further completed his master’s in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of California San Diego. He puts out his life on his youtube channel, along with being a tech guru, sharing instances from his life at Google, Facebook, divorce, etc.
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