Re: Concern about racism and sexism in Supertuxkart 0.9
Miriam Ruiz <miriam <at> debian.org> writes:
> 2015-05-03 19:46 GMT+02:00 Letna <letna.debian <at> inbox.com>:
> > Woops forgot the link
> >  http://forum.freegamedev.net/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6325
> That was posted 2 days ago ("01 May 2015, 20:54"). It's kind of
> suspicious (all this discussion started the 28th of April).
As I replied to another poster, "assume good faith" (as per Debian
CoC). There are logs of that model being worked since a month or
so), I hope that is enough to dissipate your suspects.
> Honestly, from outside at least, it seems like someone is trying to
> fix the issue by also adding sexualized male images to the game (I
> wonder how they will manage to compensate for her panties sometimes
> showing when she is riding her snowmobile). Will that model be
> playable too? From what I understood, it seemed to me that they had to
> remove a previous character to add Sara ("hopefully replace the old
> mozilla" ).
I don't really see how adding a male character in a swimsuits changes
the issue (or the non-issue, in my opinion). But for another poster
it mattered a lot (quote: "Somebody mentioned that there are no human
male characters in the game. That changes things.")
> Anyway, I would still suggest to add a warning to the package
> description if, in the end, not only women in bikini but also men in
> trunks are used as visual candy for just no other apparent purpose.
> Patches might work for 0.9 but, if upstream becomes stubborn about it,
> and no fork is made, they can certainly add more things in a way that
> patching them out can become a bigger job.
I frankly consider this thread quizzical: first there were accusation
of racism and sexism, then the racism accusation was dropped (after
a message by a Mexican Debian Developer), then the request was to shield
children from naked skin and lastly the thread went back on sexism
(but the patch apparently corrects the alleged racism?).
In so many words: this is becoming a big mess, I am out. As a user
of Debian I am super happy with my experience with this OS and the
The maintainers are the one doing walking the walk, I will respect
and thank them whatever decision they will take.