> No landlord, and no agent, contractor, subcontractor or employee of the landlord shall do any of the following in bad faith: violate any law which prohibits discrimination based on actual or perceived race, gender, ...
Maybe they are being genuine but I’d certainly do my due diligence qualifying them before diving in.
> Young women with an entrepraneurial drive of ALL backgrounds between the ages of 18-25 are welcome to apply!
I'm from a relatively poor European country but, uh, damn, is this a normal value?
For a short term stay, it's about on par w/ the price of an airbnb uptown.
Don't they know that women can have all the same bad traits they're apparently trying to avoid in men, such as abusing vulnerable people or not being able to make emotional connections? I'll bet there are some effeminate men who are more compatible with this group's ideals than some masculine women. It's like judging IQ by race. Kind of tells you something overall but there are so many exceptions that you still have to use some other measure anyway and it's unfair.
If they're concerned about sexual attraction, maybe they should allow gay men and exclude gay women?
The argument is that underrepresented groups (e.g. women in tech) should be allowed to discriminate because they are underrepresented. It's a very short-sighted argument, as the inevitable result is in an ever-increasing cycle of backlash and further discrimination on all sides. But Twitter mobs aren't known for their ability to think long-term.
For example,just a few weeks ago Pine Valley (the number one golf course in the US) just voted to allow female members for the first time in its 108 year history. They aren't legally obligated to allow female members, as a group they just finally decided to open the club to women. It took them 108 years. If that's allowed, I don't see why this women-only group shouldn't exist. Maybe in 108 years they'll decide to allow men.
Housing discrimination law in the US, to my knowledge, apply only when you are not sharing living quarters.
The alternative seems unthinkable to me.
I was about to ban your account for it, but then I checked your previous comments and they don't suggest a pattern, so I'm going to refrain from banning you this time. No more of this, though, please, because if you do it again, we'll have to.
Do other "hacker house" arrangements typically ask for such a narrow age range (explicitly, even)? I'm a guy in my thirties, so clearly not the intended audience, but this sounds to me like: "If you ever tried going to grad school, we're not interested in you," which I find mildly distasteful.
Am I way off base here?
Which would be a reasonable assumption were it not for the mass exodus of their target demographic from downtown SF last year due to covid.
So if age is the only limiting factor for you, I'd say go ahead and give it a shot.
Though, with that said, there's plenty of other dorms/options around town that are probably just as fine if your plan is to be heads down working on your computer anyways.