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Re: Just a single Question for the Candidates

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:

> On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 11:25:59AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:
> > > So, Helen is kind enough to summarise her views on why she doesn't
> > > participate in the project as fully as she might, and she's called a
> > > flake, mentally unstable and sexist for her beliefs.
> > Well, she said that she doesn't participate because boys will be mean
> > to her.  Sounds sexist to me.
> There are other ways of responding to that sort of claim than accusing
> people of being sexist, flakey or mentally unstable. That you've chosen
> that particular way says something about you, and says something about
> the project's culture.

I don't think she's flaky or mentally unstable.  I think she
approached a concrete group of people by assuming they would fit a
stereotype she had in mind, and that's a bad thing to do.


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