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Re: Women in FOSS at OSWC II

Hi Helen,

<quote who="Helen Faulkner">

> In case anyone else is wondering (it is a fairly colloquial phrase), to "tell
> off the crowd for locking women out" means to "criticise the crowd for excluding
> women from their activities".
> to tell someone off means to criticise or verbally punish them (eg "I told my
> son off for not doing his homework earlier")
> to lock someone out, in this context, means to prevent them from joining in the
> activity - think the analogy of locking girls out of the boy's clubhouse, or
> something like that.

Thankyou, I hadn't got around to clearing that up :)


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