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Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activity monitor

Em Qui, 2004-12-02 às 23:57 -0800, Erik Steffl escreveu:
> >>>As already written in -women, this is the point which saddens me the
> >>>most in this thread. I'm really disappointed by seeing most
> >>>contributors just not realize why this package, as proposed, is
> >>>likely to hurt the feelings of several women (probably not all, I
> >>>don't know) as well as, indirectly or not, some men.

I believe this is really a problem, but it is a solvable problem. The
package is sexist the way it is, as it does not consider the women
involved with Debian in its default configuration.

What I think should be done is pictures of a man should be added to the
package *or*, as someone else suggested, add the picture of a flower
blooming or something instead and point the 'themes' site in the readme.
Now, the package is not sexist in that it will not allow that to happen,
so anyone interested in giving women a choice should simply draw the
pictures and provide a patch.

I even think that it would be cool that women themselves would do that,
because they'll probably have more taste than I do for that (even though
I do admire the human body, be it masculine or feminine -- I've decided
my own taste is quite distant from the average woman-taste for this).

> > Packages can hurts feelings? It's your big conclusion about it? Don't
> > matters for you the obvious detail about gender equality?
>    requiring gender equality is obviosly pretty damn sexist.

I can't see why. The whole free software concept brings an idea of
giving equal oportunities to everyone. Fortunately, as I said, the code
is available, and the equal oportunity for adding pictures that taste
good for each one actually do exist.

That does not solve the problem, but makes it pretty easy to solve.

See ya!

kov@debian.org: Gustavo Noronha <http://people.debian.org/~kov>
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