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Re: Should the weboob package stay in Debian?

On Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:34:19 +1000, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:

> Can you explain what makes you feel uncomfortable about it?
> Is it (semantics of) the word itself or context?

For me: The context.

On Thu, 26 Jul 2018 03:09:45 +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:

> What's wrong with looking at boobs?  

Nothing in general, but: context.

This whole discussion reminded me of a campaign by the German project
pinkstinks.de called "Sexy yes, sexism no":


Summary in my words:

It's fine to show a woman in underwear if you try to sell women's
underwear (left picture: "Bra 29 EUR").
It's not ok to show a woman in underwear if you try to sell a chair
(and the scantily clad woman is just decoration / an object to draw
attention to the ad) (right picture: "Chair 199 EUR").
I think that explains the issue of objectification quite well.

Translated to packages:

It's IMO fine to talk about and show breasts in a game which teaches
the names of body parts to children; or in an app that helps women to
detect early warnings signs of breast cancer; or (Ian's example) in
software controlling sex toys; etc. Because there they are simply

And it's IMO not ok to use the boobs theme for a web scraper or other
software unrelated to boobs themselves, where its only function is
to make a small group of users giggle while objectifying, offending
or boring the rest of the world. 


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