Re: Some Comments on Sexism in #debian
Evan Prodromou wrote:
>>>>>> "AS" == Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> AS> Sure, and that's best accomplished by everybody not being a
> AS> wuss.
> It doesn't make you a wuss to be respectful to others. Quite the
> contrary: the strong know their own strength and don't need to flex
> their muscles all the time.
> AS> Your proposed scenario is "We work together better but we
> AS> can't get anything done because we can't talk to each other
> AS> for fear of offending somebody".
> Being respectful doesn't mean mincing words or being
> ineffectual. People around the world talk to each other like human
> beings every day, and somehow manage to get things done.
> You're mistaking talking straight with being a jerk. They're not the
> same thing. Jerks comfort themselves with that idea, but it's not
> the case. You can call a spade a spade without calling the guy holding
> it a spade-holding fuckwit and kicking mud on his shoes.
What Evan said. I have attempted to be polite and respectful when
suggesting that people have their packages hijacked, be replaced in various
positions, be marked MIA, reread the Social Contract, etc. -- this is, at
any rate, theoretically possible, although I am probably not very good at
it yet. :-)
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