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Re: Fw: Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activity monitor

On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 12:13:39AM +0100, Jutta Wrage wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 01.12.04 um 22:34 Uhr schrieb Matthew Palmer:
> >Don't look for technical solutions to social problems.  This is in *no*
> >*way* a technical problem.
> It is not. And for sure such things would have one result: Many women 
> will turn their back to Debian, if they recognize such packages being 
> part of distribution..

If people are really going to disregard a whole distribution because of one
package which annoys a few people, then so be it.  That's their choice.

> Debian cannot be the way to distribute such things.

Why not?  It's a pretty bold assertion to hang out in the breeze.  Also of
interest is: what things?  

> There is already enough to worry about in Debian, I think.


> DDs must not have something in Debian, that makes Debian like having a
> button on it: Male adults only.

You're making the assumption that every male on the planet is keenly
interested in observing cartoons of a, quite frankly, unrealistic depiction
of the female form.  Can no male be offended by these pictures?  Way to
stereotype.  And what about those women out there who don't actually care
about one package in the distribution with such images?

> It is not a case of prudery but a case of respect.

Like following the mailing list code of conduct and not Ccing people unless
they request it?

Back to the topic: it's not a matter of respect -- it if was, we'd be
respecting other people's beliefs as well, instead of screaming at anyone in
favour of these images in Debian.  In reality, it's about Political
Correctness: "Being Politically Correct is bending over backwards to avoid
offending people who are buisy [sic] manipulating you by being creatively
thin skinned."

- Matt

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