So we have this question - Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team?
Lots of heated discussions. Lots of very sexist comments by a lot of women posters. One of them wrote an answer HLGEM. I found her answer very biased, very sexist, and with no research/documentation other than her personal sexist attitude.
Do I care that the answer was not deleted? Personally no. I believe in freedom of speech and I believe overall HLGEM has some good insight - although I don't personally agree with everything she says I respect her opinion.
However... Let's step into the way back machine and look at this meta question about an answer of mine (from another user wondering why it would be deleted)... Why is this answer with 43 upvotes locked?
So I had an answer with a ton of votes, in a nut shell it said that sexist behavior wouldn't be excused by most based on the excuse of religious beliefs. The mods (local mods who had competing answers teamed up and started the "tattling") and SE shut down the answer and still haven't given me a clear answer on what they didn't like - other than it didn't meet their guidelines.
On the link above the person who personally attacked me and deleted my answer - the great jmort253 (SE employee so obviously just and right) - left an answer that supposedly answered why my answer was deleted. Please please read his unanswer that looks like it was written by the Hillary Clinton PR disaster team. But also really read his bolded sentence, votes alone do not excuse content that does not meet Stack Exchange guidelines of answering the question objectively, factually, and honestly.
So we have a baseline of what gets deleted. My answer also had sourced information of why someone who did something sexist based on religious beliefs would be frowned on if their religion was not the predominant one in that region.
So whatever the mods let religion - mainly Muslim religion - trump the sexism that women face. (Note I was personally contacted by a SE employee. He was nice but I was not happy no action was taken. I was in serious discussions with my upper management of buying the corporate version of SE - which is $$$$ - for our company. There is no way that I could do this with this kind of cultural and employee risk. Just background on why I pushed this at the time.)
So now go to HLGEM's answer. I read it and was a little flabbergasted. It was basically just bashing men in general without any research or anything cited. I liked that she was being honest but the answer just really didn't fit the question. Several people left comments. I was actually surprised that most of the reaction was either bashing men more or pretty tame in the opposite direction. I actually left two comments - and believe it or not they weren't offensive! (yes I can be offensive as I joke and tease)
To my surprise Monica Cellio not only deleted many of the comments (but did leave two, of course by a mod and someone who has left a laundry list of anti-men comments on the question on different answers. I mean seriously this site's mods need mods. Either you delete all or the offensive one or you leave it alone. Got to be kidding me.)
But the kicker here is Monica deletes the comments, leaves two sexist comments, and THEN leaves the answer. This answer is clearly sexist, portraying that it is normal for men to react in a horrible way, a jerk if they want to ask others for advice after a woman gives them advice. I mean can you imagine if I had an answer that said, "Most women don't get technology so don't bother talking about it with them (and using sources about women's vs men's tech ability)?
What we have here is clear sexism - OK'ed and even encouraged by a mod. The same mods that ganged up on me and other users for similar things. It is ironic that this would happen on a question about women facing sexism at the workplace, when my answer was defending women from sexist behavior encouraged by certain cultures and religions.
Please tell me why a user wouldn't think that the SE community mods are biased/sexist/racist? They obviously have different rules for different segments of the population. Also tell me how I can't equate this behavioral bias to:
Muslim > Women > Men
For transparency of the discussion (I know I put aluminum foil over windows - yes I am a nut) why don't the real voters of the answers simply leave a +1 or -1 comment on the answer. Let's agree that the votes don't count without a comment.