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Re: SmellyWerewolf.com perfume & make-up discount

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 12:07:53AM +0100, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
> Apart from the fact that d-d-a is not a list for making stupid jokes,
> here you find:
> - The use of the word "chick" in reference to females. Chick is a
> slightly derogatory, condescending common usage (slang) expression for
> a young woman.

So "linuxchix.org" is a slightly derogatory, condescending domain name for
young women involved in Linux?

Or is this just an example of a gratuitous double-standard?

> I know that there's an open discussion on this, in any case it refers to a
> hot or cute female.

> - The only mention women get in the text is thus through a sexual
> objetification.

This amounts to concluding that any mention of sexuality is sexual
objectification of women, which is patently absurd.

> - It is obviously openly ignoring the existence of females in the
> mailing list, stating "male" as the norm there. Androcentrism.

Stating "if you are [...] female" is ignoring the existence of females?

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