How can there /be/ a sexist side?
Posted Aug 9, 2005 15:33 UTC (Tue) by Max.Hyre
In reply to: Getting in touch with the sexist side of open source
Parent article: Getting in touch with the feminine side of open source (NewsForge)
As the old cartoon could have put it, ``On the Internet, no
one knows you're a [woman].''
I'm an old enough geezer that I don't care to address people
by their given names unless they're good acquaintances. Thus,
I open e-mails ``Dear Ms. Foo'' or ``Dear Mr. Bar'', but
frequently I don't know which to use. The same goes for
coders---who's to know the sex of ``F. Q. Baz''? How can one
practice sexism in such a case?
Therefore, either a bunch of contributors are female, but not
identified as such, or women choose to act in other areas.
I don't see how the Free Software community could influence
matters one way or the other.
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