Kinda glad I don't live and work in tech in England because based on the design conference I attended. It feels like the guys here are even worse at mansplaining and microaggressive sexism than in the USA, lol.
Obviously NaN generalizations, but I think the conversations and awareness are further along in the USA. I had to explain why spaces only for marginalized people can be useful, and describe stereotype threat. Happy to be that person with credibility, but I was also like... lol Google pls
I know it sounds frustrating when you can't exist in a space because it's not for you, but... can't you accept that? Sorry, but not everything is for the majority of people. It's a side effect of the painful, marginalizing society we live in.
For all the talk about empathy in design, I want designers to understand this. Similarly to tools that get lampooned as "lazy" when they're really aimed at people with differing physical abilities, they're just not for able-bodied people – and that's okay.