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Re: Some Comments on Sexism in #debian

On Tue, Mar 16, 2004 at 01:30:08PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> We covered a number of the scripts in detail, and as a joke,
> included pictures of the girls the rest were named after.  That portion
> of the talk just ended up as a soft-core slideshow though, and, to my
> mind, didn't come off as particularly funny or enlightening at all.

I agree... perhaps an error in judgement on our behalf.

My personal opinion, was that it was not meant to be a joke as such, but
perhaps a light-hearted look at how male geeks typically 'appreciate'
looking at pictures of so called 'out of reach' women.

This is vaguely what I was alluding to in my initial reply to this thread.
(Pretty much stereotyping, I guess... They're bad, I know, but in this
particular situation the common stereotype is not far off)

> Mike presented that section of the talk, so I wouldn't presume to justify
> the presentation or apologise for it on his behalf.

I'll only apologise to those that are unable to take such things with a
grain of salt.

Mike Beattie <mike@ethernal.org>                      ZL4TXK, IRLP Node 6184

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