Re: Just a single Question for the Candidates
On Fri, 5 Mar 2004 19:58:03 +0000, Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 01:16:43PM -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 03:35:03PM +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:
>> > On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 08:21:08AM -0600, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
>> > > You have an alternate theory explaining the low incidence of
>> > > women in male dominated activities like Debian, free software coding,
>> > > coding in general, and CS overall?
>> > Sunspots. It's at least as convincing.
>> Way to completely ignore the problem, as well as testimonials by
>> those involved. What a productive attitude.
> The plural of "anecdote" is not "data".
Yes, very clever. And also very silly. When collated in large
numbers, anecdotes _do_ become data -- ask any psychologist or
sociologist. And there have indeed been documented studies of the
barriers women face breaking into male dominated institutions and
workplaces -- and debian certainly qualifies as the former.
I acknowledge that burying ones head in the sand is one way of
dealing with the issue, and I really should not be preventing you
from doing that.
I shall not, however, try and dig a hole next to yours out in
optimist, n: A bagpiper with a beeper.
Manoj Srivastava <email@example.com> <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
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