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

On Wednesday 01 December 2004 3:28 pm, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> 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."

Mmm no, I disagree. When someone objects to something like this, and you 
dismiss them as being manipulative and creatively thin-skinned and 
politically correct, you're perpetrating the same old garbage that women have 
been subjected to since forever. First we get criticized for not being more 
assertive and standing up for ourselves. When we do, we're accused of being 
thin-skinned and whiny. How about taking these objections seriously, and 
talking things over seriously, instead of dismissing people's concerns in 
such negative terms? Both of your posts were dismissive and disrespectful. 
That doesn't help anything. This sort of thing bothers a lot of people- 
telling them their feelings are wrong is not the answer.

Carla Schroder
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