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C Plus Equality is a satirical programming language created by 4chan users in response to a proposal of a feminist programming language published on the humanities and technology site Hastac in December 2013.
On December 11th, 2013, feminist Arielle Schlesinger wrote a blog post for Hastacabout a project aimed at creating a a feminist programming language. On December 13, the article was posted in the /g/ (technology) board on 4chan, along with links to a feminist programming language titled “C Plus Equality” on GitHub and BitBucket, credited to the parody feminist organization Feminist Software Foundation.
On December 13th, 2013, the Feminist Software Foundation website was launched, which contains links to the C Plus Equality source code.
On December 14th, blogger Molly White published a post about the GitHub page, criticizing the satirical coding language for being misogynistic. On December 14th, the repositories were banned from both GitHub and BitBucket. On December 18th, YouTuber Juliette De Fonteville uploaded a mock promotional video for the satirical “Feminist Software Foundation” (shown below).
On December 19th, C Plus Equality was moved to the Google Code database. On the same day, Redditor FemSF submitted the new hosting location to the /r/TumblrInAction subreddit, where it received upwards of 340 up votes and 175 comments in the first eight hours. On the same day, a C Plus Equality interpreter titled “InHERpreter” was uploaded to the Google Code website. Also on December 19th, C Plus Equality was mirrored on the open source hosting database Gitorious.