Tania Katan, Axosoft's curator for code, believes the wardrobe change was a belated must. "This lady, well, we've been looking at her the wrong way," Katan says in an emphatic video
. The move from frock to cape is intended to "shift perceptions and assumptions about women and the audacious, sensitive, and powerful gestures they make every single day." In other words: Like our outfits, we're badass, not blah.
As must all empowering movements, Axosoft's comes with a hasthtag: "#itwasneveradress." "CANNOT UNSEE," posted coder Jamie Kruger
, after seeing the conference facilities. Since then, over 600 people have shared the image.
And you should, too. Go ahead and 'gram the bathroom, just keep your cape on.