Re: Debian, lists and discrimination
On 2004-08-07 13:11:55 +0100 Matthew Palmer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
So you think that changing our culture to be less confrontational
beneficial to encouraging participation by multiple groups?
Yes, but I'd like to see metrics for this and the data gathered. We
can all act as we think, but it would be better to see the effect in
an obvious and agreeable way. I strongly suspect these are going to be
general across demographic splits and don't understand special-casing
women so early.
So far as I have seen, debian women's acts seem sexist and likely to
discourage participation by men. Is a bug in the aims or a bug in the
I think we're probably under-represented amongst those groups, too,
think that if there's anyone who feels that it may be to the project's
detriment they should try to work out the reasons why and try to
those if appropriate.
Later in the message you wrote that we probably miss out, so I assume
you are one of "anyone who feels ...". Is only addressing women now
trying to work out the reasons why for those groups too?
MJR/slef My Opinion Only and not of any group I know
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