Re: Comments on the FAQ
On Saturday 07 August 2004 9:09 pm, MJ Ray wrote:
> On 2004-08-08 04:18:20 +0100 Erinn Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> The Profiles page is described as listing only women. Is that
> >> accurate?
> > Yes.
> If peterS submits an entry, it will be refused because he is not a
> woman? Like the FAQ question I suggested above: why isn't this sexism?
It's keeping within the stated focus and purpose of Debian-Women. If you want
to post profiles of men involved in Debian, go make your own group.
> Applicants to Systers must include a short essay which (amongst
> others) asserts that they are female. They justify sexism on the
> grounds that women are a minority, mostly. I hope that's obviously
> wrong to the debian-women contributors.
They too have a specific focus and mission. Debian-Women is about supporting
women who wish to become involved with the Debian Project. Your largely bogus
complaints have been repeatedly addressed and refuted. Continuing to complain
does not change that. I do not apologize for wishing to support women in
Debian, and no one else should either.
Let's not get distracted from our main mission here, friends. This happens
every single time any women's group starts up- we get attacked by people
crying "sexism!" Ignore them. We know why we are here, and what we stand for.
There is nothing to apologize for, and we don't need to knuckle under to
pressure from folks who just hate the idea of our existence. That in itself
demonstrates why Debian-Women is needed.
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