Fwd: Re: Quassel wrapping

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 13 09:43:22 GMT 2010

On Saturday 13 February 2010 00:51:16 Duncan wrote:
> Anne Wilson posted on Fri, 12 Feb 2010 18:48:01 +0000 as excerpted:
> > On Friday 12 February 2010 18:25:11 genericmaillists at gmail.com wrote:
> >> speaking of lists...
> >> 
> >> kde-women ?
> >> 
> >> That is reverse sexism!
> > 
> > Yes, since so few women find a niche in computing.  However, on the
> > whole the women associated with KDE don't feel the need to bang the drum
> > in quite the same way that women in some other projects do.  I'm not
> > subscribed to that particular list, but if certain women find they have
> > a common interest not otherwise catered for, why not?  OTOH, I presume
> > they would not turn away a man who had similar interests.
> The question that occurs to me in such cases is what would be the reaction
> if there was a group/list called kde-men?  I believe that would, arguably
> justifiably, be considered sexist and offensive.  By extension, kde-women
> should be considered equally sexist and offensive.
That depends - if they accepted a woman who applied, on the grounds that she 
had similar interests, then it wouldn't be, even if the focus was on men.

> But that's somebody else's windmill to tilt.

And also very OT.

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