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Re: Just a single Question for the Candidates

Ben Burton <bab@debian.org> writes:

> The problem Helen refers to in the most part is not *overt* sexism.  The
> problem is *subliminal/covert* sexism, where everyone is treated the
> same way but women in general (through social training, upbringing,
> whatever) are less well adapted to such treatment.

But then we should stop treating *everyone* that way.  Because women
are individuals, not members of some generic group.  Some women
(perhaps a majority) are less well adapted, but so are plenty of men;
and there are both men and women who are so well adapted to such an

So we should end that environment for everyone. 

When I complained that Craig Sanders was outrageously abusive to me, I
met with a chorus of people who said either "yeah, but what are you
going to do?" and "you're just too thin-skinned".  


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