The famous girlpower folder…
I know that this is a funny side-gag, left over from the first days of vvvv, when the devs juste left the 90`s and stuff like “girlpower”, “boygroup” or “crack.exe” was funny.
But nowadays this may be interpreted in an offensive way by some people who are confronted with it.
Especially when using it as a folder for beginners examples, it can be perceived as discriminating, sexist or gender stereotype. Why? Because it is setting “girls” and “beginners” on the same level per default.
Which is a common bias in the male dominated tech industry.
And at last, if you pass this application to a client, it might shine a strange light on you in some cases, just as it was with the crack.exe
I know we always laughed about that joke and many of you love it. I anyway wanted to note it down after realizeing this already a couple of times when the term was in the air in beginners workshops and i had the slight feeling that some people got irritated.
PS: i hope that the vvvv community can do it better then the blizzard forums ;) https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745334503?page=1
edit: I brought it more to the point, no need to argue with feminism here as I was told by someone who knows definately better then me…