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Re: Concern about racism and sexism in Supertuxkart 0.9



I am devastated.

In trying to understand the role of sexism in the game community, I have
discovered that this is not an isolated issue of this game:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexism_in_video_gaming

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamergate_controversy

According to the press and other articles in the Wikipedia, gender
identities other than the "implicit heterosexual" have been object of
doxxing and threats of rape and death in the gaming community. Not only
women have been attacked, this included transgender identities as well:

http://gamepolitics.com/2015/04/27/dolphin-developer-rachel-bryk-passes-away

I am shocked. This was completely unexpected to me.

Distributing sexist software contributes to foster sexism. It is more 
women, more transgender, more gay, asexual, bisexual, latino, black,
asiatic, whatever contributors what we need to grow because that is the
only way to access the knowledge they have about what society needs, and
also to increasingly reduce the harm caused by sexist behavior among
us. I do not want Debian to be characterized as a sexist distribution.

Programming a sexualised adolescent just to show off her body: it is
difficult to find a more expressive example of sexism. Privileging the
"implicitly heterosexual" male gaze, as that release of the game does,
is clearly against the Debian Diversity Statement, as any sexist behavior
is. 

I support debugging sexism from Debian. I will be happy to contribute to
that goal.

> Ansgar Burchardt escrebeu:
> > Miriam Ruiz <miriam@debian.org> writes:
> > > 2015-05-01 17:22 GMT+02:00 Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar@debian.org>:
> > >> Anyway, I don't think this is still relevant to debian-devel-games@ and
> > >> will try to end the discussion here.
> > >
> > > I don't see how this won't be relevant for the Debian Games Team, when
> > > the package is currently maintained by the Debian Games Team [1].
> > 
> > To clarify: I don't think that this particular sub-thread is still
> > relevant. More so after [2] made clear Suso Baleato is just trolling
> > with the last intentional misquote (and there were others before, but I
> > was assuming good faith).
> > 
> > Ansgar
> > 
> > > [1] https://packages.debian.org/supertuxkart
> >   [2] <https://lists.debian.org/debian-women/2015/05/msg00009.html>
> >
> 
> This is not precisely the type of community that can be trolled so
> easily. Ad hominem attacks, like qualifying others as trolls or members
> of any conspiracy, do not help the aggressor when his argument is weak. 
> Exhibiting adivination skills about the _intention_ of others' quoting
> style, neither.
> 
> The game is maintained by the Games Team: it is fair to involve them in
> the conversation. There are allegations of sexism involved: Debian
> Women can help with their knowledge on the topic. Having different views
> on the same issue is good. Nobody should feel threatened or harassed by
> contributing to discern the problem and find the most efficient solution.
> 
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