Posted Dec 2, 2004 17:08 UTC (Thu) by thompsot
In reply to: Clueless
Parent article: Debian and the hot babe problem
Please. In the US, women are given so much special treatment, from the courtroom to the family to the boardroom, that it's become ridiculous. Men are looked down on if they exhibit even simple qualities like decision making skills or having unflappable values and principles, and are mocked in every cheezy sit-com on the air (which just happens to include every sit-com on the air). Take your feminism cause to Iraq or Afgahnistan, but it has long worn out it's value in the US (and possibly some European countries). What started out as a very necessary movement to allow women to, first, vote, then later a push to be fully treated as equals, has become an overzealous and sidetracked effort to position women as greater than equals by consistenly emasculating males in the educational and cultural realm, and of course with plenty of the all consuming "politicaly correct" social pressure. It's gotten completely out of hand and militant over the last 30 to 40 years, and all the feminists I know who follow this type of feminism are not real women at all. They are in the midst of an identiy crisis and are angry at the world. The TRUE feminists celebrate their female uniqueness and do not attempt to use the childish "put down another to make myself look better" technique by bashing men, but merely recognize that men and women are different, and those differences are a GOOD THING that make society stronger as a whole, not weaker.
As far as this "hot babe" package, all it does is demonstrate how immature some people are. Let them create their package, but like several have mentioned already, that doesn't mean it has to be part of the various Debian-based distributions, nor does it have to be (or need to be) installed by default. Those who want it can apt-get it just like every other package that's not installed by default.
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