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Re: Just a single Question for the Candidates

Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 01:10:08PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Helen said "women are likely to be not so confident that their skills
> > will allow them to survive in an environment like debian, compared to
> > their male counterparts".  And then, her explanation of what that
> > "environment" amounted to, was that it was bullying and condescending
> > to women.  
> After going back and rereading what she wrote, I think that your
> summarization of her explanation is a strawman (not an accurate potrayal
> of the argument, but a restatement which is easier to argue against).

Well, then I would appreciate it if you could clarify it for me.  I
also went back and re-read it, and it seemed sensible to me.

Does Debian have a problem with misogyny?  YES!  But that doesn't make
someone's criticism sensible when it's based only on the gender of
most of Debian, and explicitly not on any bad experience with Debian.


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