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
women - it's encouraging. But I can see your point about d-mentors
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
But I digress... :)
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