Re: Concern about racism and sexism in Supertuxkart 0.9
On 05/03/2015 01:28 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Zlatan Todoric escreveu:
And I am very much offended by your and others constant implications
of "white male heterosexuals" as we are somekind freaks of nature
and everyone else is so good.
If this is what my words have at any point meant, then please let me ask
for sincere apologies to all of you.
I am proud of Debian, so I am proud of all of you, Debian developers.
You are doing and incredibly valuable job. You are doing something that
I would not be able to do. You are smarter, or at least, more skilled
than I am. I truly appreciate and admire your work. I have enjoyed such
a stable and versatile system for years, and I pay my bills thanks to
all of you, guys. Thanks for that.
Yet, you still seem to miss the entire point of the FSF and Open Source.
We are free. We are free as not in free beer. Anyone can do anything
they please, as long as it isn't illegal. Period. End-Of-Story. There is
no "if buts". You can only chose to use what you feel is appropriate for
you. If you are a parent, then it is the parent's job to be the filter,
not the community. Once we start doing that, then we might as well call
it all "lug-nuts" instead of Linux.
Same as (most of) you, I am that kind of heterosexual male involved in
techie things. I know what means suffering the stereotype of being a
masturbating women-seeking freak.
I don't. I would avoid such people at all costs. They are "abusive"
plain and simple.
I am in my forties, and it is still
the same thing. If dealing with our own sexuality is a hard thing, those
stupid stereotypes makes things even worst. Do we want to fight those
stereotypes? Then let's set up an alliance with those whom have been
working precisely on that for decades: women.
What?? Yes, Womehn have been fighting for equality since the Organized
Roman Church did their number. But, before that Jesus was clearly on the
side of women's rights. I seem to recall he was a man.
They are not so far
away in our case, thanks to the initiative (and infinite patience...) of
Debian developers like Miriam, Amaya and many others in debian-women.
My point has been that there was no initial give-and-take, that it was
"must" and "should". Sorry, I don't take that off of any man OR woman.
Why? Because there is no relationship value if someone is TELLING you
what to do or think. Google on "proper assertiveness" where relations
with others are as important to you as your own goals are. "Aggression"
is where your goals at pegged at 100% and relations to others are zero%.
That is my take away for all this mess.
That is disappointing. I've dropped some human behaviorist gems and you
are not picking them up. Too bad, as they are just about as anti-sexiest
as it gets and necessary to use, if you wish your goals to be honored
and valued by others. The only other alternative to having your goals
honored is at the point of a gun. You chose.
And now, please, let's stop mutually sucking our dicks , and let's
return to do some productive work.
Whoa, you just turned all aggressive. Suggesting that we are just being
sexual dumb brutes as protesting responders. And, homosexual at that.
My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.