Getting in touch with the feminine side of open source (NewsForge)
Posted Aug 9, 2005 22:58 UTC (Tue) by stephenjudd
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Yes, I agree.
One of the few benefits of the modern corporate environment is institutional protection from harassment and a culture of respecting the sensibilities of others. (Imperfect etc I know, but it is there). It's not hard to see how a boorish and sexist online culture is repellent to women who would otherwise involve themselves.
In an environment with no deterrents to women -- derogatory remarks about women, unpleasant comeons, gratuitous flamage -- there may well still be more men, but I don't think we're even at that point.
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