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Re: Bug#263084: Please change sexist language in debian (English) webpages

Kim Hawtin wrote:
i'm not sticking my neck out too far, but i wonder if perhaps the subject;
"Re: Bug#263084: Please change sexist language in debian (English) webpages" should be some thing more like; "Please change to gender neutral language ..."

a lot of the men in debian, seem to react a lot more if "assult" them with
words like "sexist" ... just wondering if a slightly more suttle approach
would ease the path of change?

You know, I've since wondered about that. It's hard to strike a balance between making it clear that there is a problem and not getting people the wrong way by the way you phrase it.
Can't change history...

For what it's worth, I think that most of the guys in debian didn't have a problem with my use of such language. It's an unfortunate fact that, in debian, it seems a person who objects is likely to say so loudly, whereas a person who agrees is more likely to just get on and fix it, so we tend to get more negative feedback than positive feedback. The most important thing is that people are acting to close that bug :)


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