Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activitymonitor
Mike Hommey wrote:
On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 04:06:13PM +0000, Helen Faulkner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I think that is the main issue here. I would like to believe that Debian
is capable of showing more respect for other people than including hotbabe
in the distribution would indicate.
Yeah, i would like Debian to show more respect for me, by removing
emacs and kde.
Ah, the guy next door says he wants respect as well, and asks removal of
vim and gnome.
I'm pushing the thing to the absurd, but do you realise what you are saying
is absolutely ridiculous ?
Yes, you are being absurd. Since you are presumably not understanding the
point, let me explain more clearly:
Pornography is widely regarded as being demeaning and insulting to women.
KDE is not similarly demeaning to Gnome users. It does not objectify them,
pressure them to meet unrealistic standards, encourage others to regard them
as existing only for the pleasure of KDE users. Etc.
If Debian colletively cannot percieve the difference between being offended
by hotbabe and offended by KDE, I am worried about Debian. Yes, it is a
shady issue. Yes, the line between acceptable offence and unacceptable
offense is unclear, and would be drawn in a different place by different
people. Welcome to the real world :)