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Re: Some thoughts about Diversity and the CoC

Sigh. Trying to stay out of this, but I can't *not* respond here.

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 11:22:48AM +0100, Gerardo Ballabio wrote:
>For example (forgive me if this might seem off-topic, but I think that
>working out the details of an actual example is necessary to make my
>point clear), I do not feel that I should acknowledge people's
>requests to refer to them by their "preferred pronouns". That is
>because I believe that people's sexual identities are determined by
>objective facts, such as which chromosomes are there in their DNA, and
>not by how they subjectively "perceive themselves". So when I refuse
>to refer to a person with XY chromosomes as "she", or to abuse the
>English language by calling an individual "they", in fact I am
>defending my world view, and you must not deprive me of that right.

Why does your chosen "world view" need defending inside Debian? Why
does your opinion trump somebody else's sense of identity?

You have the right to *think* whatever you like, but we ask that you
respect other people when you're trying to work with them or engage in
conversation. Is that too hard?

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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