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Re: DW quotes

>  This is mostly about perception.  The guys need to have these
> traits, too.  They are just less likely to be told so.  Why?
> Because the typical situation for being told so is when you complain
> about something.  With Free Software, the answer to a complaint will
> often be "that's not my itch, scratch it yourself". (translation:
> Fix it yourself, or fix your attitude)

I think this situation is a little different. Both men and women have
to put up with "that's not my itch, scratch it yourself," whereas (in
general) only women have to put up with "will you fuck me?"
Furthermore, "that's not my itch, scratch it yourself" is far less
personal and therefore far less disturbing than "your tits are HOT
will you date me lolz??!!!1!"

> If Debian Women can act as a back door, leading more women into
> other Debian fora, there is hope.  Sheer numbers will help, by
> making the "omg! a grrrl!!!111" responses rarer.

Exactly. Well said.

hanna m. wallach
blog: http://join-the-dots.org/
work: http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/hmw26/

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