Re: women in debian
On Thu, Nov 16, 2000 at 04:03:51PM -0800, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry typed:
} my experience in the CS world is that women find hacking on minutiae because
} it is fun quite boring actually. Most of them are more of the "does it work,
} good enough". As I said, this is from my own college and work experience.
} Men in computers seem willing to devote hours to trivial matters or work hard
} and long while many bitch and complain. Few women in computers I have met
I care. I hack quite a bit and enjoy it. Half of the women in CS I know
are the same way. Then again, this is half of a very small number but
it's still statistically 50%.
} Open Source is for many people about ego. "Look at what I did", or "I could
} write that better than they did". This is a very male tendency.
<snort> How about a word from the other side of the fence? If I had to
choose between sitting through an argument between women and an argument
between men, I'd choose men. Why? Because there's just as much of a
fight for dominance in women-dominated lists/groups. It's not as obvious,
there may never be an out-and-out flamewar ever, but the underlying
politics and backstabbing is nasty, vicious, and merciless. It makes
the fallout between Thomas and Craig look like little boys fighting over
If men are the apes beating their chests and yelling at each other,
and occaisonally fighting, women are the tigers slinking in the dark,
playing a game of stalk-and-kill.
It's all civilized and nice and pretty, but you'll never leave a fight
unscathed. They're right, what they say about scorned women.
} > Anyway, Debian's quite a phenomenon, I doubt that anything historically
} > described as inherently male or inherently female has to be valid in our
} > community.
} agreed, I hope to see more women, more groups from around the world. I enjoy
} being proved wrong as much as I enjoy being right.
I don't particularly care whether or not more women come in. I only
care if *people* come in.
An Thi-Nguyen Le
|Never eat anything bigger than your head.