Re: Article on Debian Women
David Moreno Garza wrote:
I don't know if 'feminists' is the right word for the project... It is
not the same to call a project as feminist like women-related.
I'm not sure what distinction you're making between "feminist" and
"women-related." They sound much the same to me, although
"women-related" might be a more neutral term for Americans. But, in
Canada, where I live and write, "feminist" is not a term that most
people find objectionable.
At any rate, Debian Women is certainly informed by feminism. Searching
through its offical web site and those of some of the active members, I
see a feminist legacy in a number of places.
It's like calling 'macho' a man.
To be honest, I don't see any similarity. "Macho" refers to extreme
stereotyped male behavior. "Feminist" means (at least by the definition
I believe is most common) someone who believes in the equality of women.
By that definition, many men, including myself, can be described as
BTW: In this case, I take responsibility for the title. However, you
should know that, most of the time, the editor, not the writer, chooses
the title for an article.