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Re: Tech stuff on d-women

On 02/05/2005, at 12:00 PM, Sonia Hamilton wrote:

Hmmm... I kinda like seeing tech stuff on d-women, especially from other women - it's encouraging. But I can see your point about d-mentors being
a bigger pool.

What do others think?

I'd prefer to see it here: I think I'd feel more comfortable about revealing my staggering ignorance and great difficulty with learning new things, here, since we don't AFAIK have a group for disabled people. I suppose I haven't met the d-i mentors yet...

I feel as though guys (of the male persuasion :) ) who get involved in this group are likely to be positive and encouraging, and that might not be the case elsewhere... and women understand what it's like to be marginalized, by social default.

That's only my opinion, and I've had very little experience of the Debian scene yet.

It is hard, though, for other people to remember that you're asking dumb questions, or having what seems like a ridiculous amount of trouble with a new procedure, because of your disability eating your mind, not because you won't rtfm or put some effort in. The effort is there, but all the "normal" activities that go into the learning and doing procedure are extremely and progressively difficult.

I'm considering putting in my sig:

I'm not STUPID or LAZY, I'm SICK

but it's not something other people really like to have advertized, I think... hangover from the plague ... not sure what to do. :(

Probably keep my head down and keep translating, which for some peculiar reason appears to be largely instinctive with me. Interesting... there's a good linguistic paper in that, were I able to write it.

But I digress... :)

from Clytie (vi-VN, team/nhóm Gnome-vi)

Clytie Siddall--Renmark, in the Riverland of South Australia

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