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Re: Core KDE member about HIG^W female contributors

On Wed, 18 May 2005 11:58:07 +0930, Clytie Siddall <clytie@riverland.net.au> wrote:

On 18/05/2005, at 3:21 AM, Herman Robak wrote:

 They _do_ need to hear it, for sure.  However, I think
it must be said/written to their face, not in a public
adress.  Why?  Because the worst offenders are likely
to be oblivious to their own failings, in denial,
indifferent or incapable of taking subtle hints.


Reminds me of my ex: as far as he was concerned, if anything went wrong in the world, and especially for him (e.g. if he made a mistake), it was the fault of women, blacks and gays (but said in very insulting terms which I won't use here).

 Love and lost causes is a strange combination...

Herman is right about this: the people who most need to see the world as it is, may not be capable of it, without major attitude reconstruction. I got absolutely nowhere in nine years of constant effort. One article, which he wouldn't read (except to insult the writer) wouldn't get anywhere.

 However, I don't think those people were the primary target of Scott's
article.  He addressed those geeks-without-a-life that kept embarrassing
everyone with lame approaches to the opposite sex.
 To be honest, I found his advice a bit old.  It's the Slashdot "get out
of your mom's basement!" cliché.  Why not cut it short: "If you aren't
_really_ good at seducing women, please try elsewhere!"?  Instead the
male geek population is supposed to get a life, and behaving better as
a side effect?  Sure, wouldn't it be nice...

 I may not be representative at all, but I'm quite happy with not having
a life.  Trying to be diverse requires me to be organised, to get anything
done.  Being single-minded allows me to focus, without "managing my time"
(ick).  I'm sure there is some kind of diagnose for that. ;-)

Herman Robak
herman at skolelinux no

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