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Re: Should the weboob package stay in Debian?


On 26 July 2018 at 23:32, gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org> wrote:
> 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":
> https://pinkstinks.de/sexy-oder-sexistisch/
> 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
> on-topic.
> 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.

My thoughts exactly. It’s all about the context being appropriate or not.


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