Getting in touch with the sexist side of open source
Posted Aug 9, 2005 13:11 UTC (Tue) by bacfarc
Parent article: Getting in touch with the feminine side of open source (NewsForge)
Several things about this article (including the headline) are indicative of the ongoing cluelessness of the OS community about their own sexist attitudes. Do all articles about women's issues in the programming community have to have such stupid phrases as "the feminine side" or "a feminine touch"? The attitudes of male programmers and journalists (I am assuming, perhaps incorrectly, that Jay Lyman is male)---even those who are generally sympathetic to a fully egalitarian free software/open source community---should be examined in this light. If even allies of women's advancement in the OS community persist in using belittling language, what hope do we have for attaining equality between the sexes in the Linux world?
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