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Re: OT: Re: debian-women obscurity, was: Clarification about krooger's platform

On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 02:09:26AM +0000, MJ Ray wrote:
> Ben Burton <bab@debian.org> wrote:
> > > I have, IMO. I consider discrimination on the basis of sex to be sexism.
> > i.e., you favour the law of the jungle.  Which, may I say, has a fine
> > history of maintaining artificial imbalances caused by past injustices.
> No, I favour stopping discrimination and acting to correct its
> effect (without further discrimination). Your long jump from that
> to "you favour the law of the jungle" is as logical as claiming
> I like pasta because the sky is blue. Do not invent my views.
> Arguing in favour of so-called "positive discrimination" is just
> another case of ignoring present crimes by past-persecuted people.
> We have to learn from the past and overcome mistakes, not relive it
> with everyone swapping places each iteration in a vicious circle.

An overly damped system is just as useless as an underdamped one.

- Matt

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