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Re: any women here?

On Mon, Apr 16, 2001 at 07:49:49PM -0400, melissa ion kibbe wrote:
> > That's not a bad idea. Women tend to have a more open-ended, inclusive
> > "take" on things than men do.
> >
> > Ladies, join us at http://newbiedoc.sourceForge.net, and help make
> > Debian a kinder, gentler place....
> gee, do you think you included every stereotype about women you could
> have?  the only thing missing i guess would be something to the effect of
> "they could bake us cookies at conferences."

But the fact is, men are better cooks.

Lesson to be learned -- all stereotypes are evil. Any stereotype
is evil. Avoid all stereotypes. Find a stereotype and reverse it.

	So, can you come over and help us repave the driveway? And we
	have some chairs to move down to the basement. I'll make the

Originally, i had written "women are more broad-minded" but 1)
there's too much opportunity for bad puns there, and 2) i figured
i'd get flack from the easily-outraged faction, so i re-worded it.
50% ain't all bad.

> it is really a shame that more women aren't involved in Debian or
> technology in general, but thinking that their presence would do
> something other than get some different intellectual perspectives
> involved would be flawed.  i am not saying some women wouldn't have some
> sort of gentling influence.  what i am saying is that this would only be
> peripheral to what she can add to Debian or whatever she partakes in.

So do you have a topic you could expound upon? We'd love to have
you helping out (not to be stereotypical or anything)...

don't visit this page. it's bad for you. take my expert word for it.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/newbiedoc -- we need your brain!
http://www.dontUthink.com/ -- your brain needs us!

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