Re: "Debian women may leave due to 'sexist' post"
2008/12/27 Всеволод Величко <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> 2008/12/27 Amaya <email@example.com>:
>> When I reflected upon my need for approval, I also found my answer to
>> the one million dollars question: Why are there so few women in
>> For me, the patriachy is an acceptable answer. Find your own, it is an
>> enlightment trip, and you do not need to aome to my same answer.
> As for me, if someone is not interested in something, why he must be
> involved to it? E. g., Debian community has not so many members from
> Saint Helena island, and what does it mean? Discrimination? Something
> else? No, their majority probably don't use internet at all, and the
> rested are not interested in Debian.
The total population of Saint Helena is significantly smaller (<5000
people) than the total population of women in countries in which
Debian is used (and where internet access is readily available, etc),
so your comparison is not a fair one.
> So why we are not accusing
> communtiy of discriminating Saint Helena inhabitants? :)
I think that if a Debian developer posted an off-topic message to the
mailing list in which people from Saint Helena were talked about in a
derogatory fashion, it would be reasonable for that to be regarded as
discriminatory, especially if the OP was unrepentant.
> Hopefully, no Debian members will be against women joining to Debian.
> But as we have no discrimination, they should satisfy all requirements
> put in for all candidates. No more :)
FWIW, I agree, as long as the "we have no discrimination" statement is
a promise that is kept.
PS. [OT] If you are unfamiliar with the general arguments in favour of
having a women's movement even where a nominally equivalent men's
movement does not exist - in this case, for having a "debian women"
group even if there is no "debian men" group - you may find it useful
to read Germaine Greer's "The Female Eunuch", which is widely
available. Besides, it's an important book and IMHO worth reading
because of its historical significance, even if you don't like it
(although I do like it).